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Karlsruhe (DE) – Spiel Mich 2019

July 6, 2019 - August 10, 2019

We’ve been happy to play to opening days of “Spiel Mich” (or “Play Me” in English) Karlsruhe celebrating its 5th anniversary in 2019. Their brand new set of street pianos were too much of a tempter for us, so we booked a last minute. Guess what, we’d go again next year, none of us excluded! Cosy city, enough things to see or do, gentle people, luring pianos, grateful participants and listeners…

About the Pianos

  • Karlsruhe doesn’t spend its money on art-work, but makes sure of brand new pianos instead. Believe us, we played some of them with peddles still covered in plastic shafts, that’s how new they were 🙂 Stainless, well tuned, what more could you wish for as a player…
  • All piano locations were colourfully marked with 8-10 balloons, we loved it at first site! Upside: easy to spot and a waving welcome in the city winds. Downsides: many of those popped in the heat or in contact with other objects. At the start of day 3, some pianos had 0 balloons left…
  • About the Venue/Event

    First, we invite you to learn more about the city of Karlsruhe and its history. It looks like you might be up for a treat!

  • Opening hours (kindly be aware, website and FB weren’t too transparent about it): All pianos follow their hosts’ opening hours. In other words: (1) Most pianos are closed on Sundays, as are all shops and most services (2) some pianos have opening hours like Saturday 10am – 2pm or Sunday 3pm – 7 pm only.
  • As the map shows, it’s a very compact venue with few blocks in between all pianos. Spend a nice 1-3 days here and again, know about another July festival just around the corner if you want to extend your visit to beautiful Baden-Württemberg!
  • Piano locations 2019:

  • 1 Haus des Hörens , Kaiserstraße 190
  • 2 Karl-Apotheke, Stephanplatz / Karlstraße 18
  • 3 LINDA Apotheke Burgert, Ludwigsplatz / Waldstraße 65
  • 4 PapierFischer, Kaiserstraße 130
  • 5 Kinderglück, Erbprinzenstraße 28
  • 6 Hut Nagel, Kaiserstraße 116
  • 7 Musikhaus Schlaile, Kaiserstraße 175
  • 8 Ettlinger Tor, Ettlinger-Tor-Platz 1 (20. Juli – 3. August)
  • 9 COLORETTI, Lammstraße 7a
  • 10 Café Böckeler, Marktplatz / Kaiserstraße 141
  • 11 Congress Apotheke, Ettlinger Straße 5
  • 12 Modehaus Carl Schöpf, Am Marktplatz
  • 13 Galerie 32 / OPTION Augenoptik, Lidellplatz / Markgrafenstraße 30a
  • 14 Galerie Hess, Kaiserstraße 36
  • 15 Karlsruher Fächer GmbH, Zähringerstraße 72
  • 16 COLA TAXI OKAY, Kronenplatz / Kronenstraße 25 (SO 15 – 19 Uhr)
  • Event History# PianosStart dateEnd dateWebsite
    Karlsruhe (DE) - Spiel Mich 2019162019-07-062019-08-10FB SpielMichKarlsruhe
    Karlsruhe (DE) - Spiel Mich 2018142018-07-032018-07-31FB SpielMichKarlsruhe
    Karlsruhe (DE) - Spiel Mich 2017162017-07-012017-08-05https://www.karlsruhe-erleben.de
    Karlsruhe (DE) - Spiel Mich 2016212016-06-282016-08-062016 Introduction clip
    Karlsruhe (DE) - Spiel Mich 2015202015-06-292015-02-102015 introduction clip

    Notice the timing overlap between Karlsruhe and Heilbronn, which is only a 1hr 30mn drive by car or public transport, so if you visit one, you might as well visit the other one too.

    About the Organizer

    We yet have to figure out about the coherence between the variety of “Spiel Mich”/”Play Me” organizations in Germany is. They don’t seem to have common presence on the web, so we might find out these are all local initiatives, inspired by one another. Whatever their cooperation, we look forward to meeting them one day!


    July 6, 2019
    August 10, 2019
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    Karlsruhe (DE)
    Karlsruhe (DE), Germany


    Spiel Mich – Karlsruhe (DE) – German language for: “Play Me”