The Schwarzwaldhalle of the Messe Karlsruhe

Our all-rounder will convince you with its charm and acoustics

Our multipurpose hall for events in Karlsruhe offers the special charm of a cultural monument. When it was inaugurated in 1953, it was the first hall in Europe with a self-supporting suspended roof made of pre-stressed concrete. The column-free oval offers over 2,400 square metres of space for a wide variety of events. A special acoustic ceiling ensures excellent sound quality.

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The Schwarzwaldhalle at a glance

  • 1 hall with 2,430 square metres of floor space
  • Max. capacity: 4,500 persons (unseated, including usage of the Gartenhalle)
  • 1 cashier’s hall
  • Foyer
  • 8 dressing rooms for performers
  • View of the Stadtgarten
  • Expandable to 10,000 square metres in combination with the Gartenhalle

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Exterior view of the Schwarzwaldhalle

Exterior view

Interior of the Schwarzwaldhalle with stand

Concert or comedy event

Gala event at the Schwarzwaldhalle with banquet seating

Gala event

Exhibitions at the Schwarzwaldhalle


Portrait Sinah Bäcker, Team Lead PR

My personal highlight of the Schwarzwaldhalle

The mobile grandstand assures a clear view of the stage from every seat at concerts.”

Sinah Bäcker, Team Lead PR

Journey to Schwarzwaldhalle

Aerial view Kongresszentrum Karlsruhe

Kongresszentrum Karlsruhe
Festplatz 9
D-76137 Karlsruhe

↳ By car

↳ By train and public transport

Route planning

Additional premises on the campus of the Karlsruhe Convention Centre