Guided Tours on Campus South – University Sector

KIT’s Campus South offers several types of guided visits for the interested public. Among the facilities that can be visited are the Library, the Botanical Garden or the Energy Smart Home Lab.


Botanical Garden

Riesenseerose im Botanischen Garten

Persons interested in plants may join specially organized guided tours of the Botanical Garden. Areas of botany will be explained and current research projects presented.

Renate Herberger-Biester
Botanical Institute


KIT Library


The 24-hour library on Campus South is open all around the clock. The library system to archive books in combination with automatic loan and return is the first system in Germany, which offers 1000 workplaces day and night. In four specialized reading rooms, latest literature is freely accessible. Every reading room is equipped with modern networked learning places and workplaces as well as with printers, scanners, and copiers.

KIT Library South - Information


Guided Historical Tour

Haupteingang des Universitätsgebäudes

KIT archivist Dr. Klaus Nippert offers guided historical tours of Campus South to interested groups. By appointment only.
Duration: About 90 min.
Costs: 75 Euros.

Dr. Klaus Nippert


Guided Tours to Works of Art

Kunst in der Mensa am Adenauerring

The works of art of Campus South have been procured mainly under the program “Kunst am Bau” (Percentage for Arts) of the State of Baden-Württemberg. Since the mid-50s, artists have translated their ideas on arts and science into works of art that were built parallel to the construction of the campus buildings.

Andrea Stengel


Energy Smart Home Lab

Smart Home Energy Lab

The Energy Smart Home Lab is an apartment of 60 square meters in area with two bedrooms equipped with latest technology. Via the Energy Management Panels (EMP), the inhabitants can always inform themselves about current energy flows in the house and current electricity consumption.

Guided tours are organized every last Friday of a month. Please register by email.

Felicitas Müller
Johanna Geis-Schroer
Institut für Elektroenergiesysteme und Hochspannungstechnik


Theodor-Rehbock Hydrological Laboratory


The experiment hall of the hydrological laboratory covers an area of 2500 square meters. It accommodates several permanently installed research channels. To study hydrological issues, additional models are set up and operated. They are designed by the Institute itself and constructed by the Institute’s workshop. For water resources management and agricultural engineering, a modern soil physics laboratory is available.

Dr. Frank Seidel

Institute for Water and River Basin Management
Chair of Water Resources Management and Agricultural Engineering (german)



The DFG-funded Karlsruhe Decision & Design Lab (KD²Lab) in the heart of Karlsruhe is one of the world's largest computer-based experimental laboratories. It offers researchers an excellent infrastructure for economic, neuro- and psycho-physiological experiments. This enables the study of human decision-making behavior, under controlled laboratory conditions. The laboratory has two technically and spatially separated laboratory areas, 40 soundproof and air-conditioned computer cabins, barrier-free experimental cabins and two large team rooms for conducting group experiments.



Virtual Visits

    The ZML has created 360° tours of some student facilities: