Promotions and Shopping in the CHRISTMAS CITY

Sparkling Christmas lights in every street, shop windows with Christmas decorations, festive sounds and a variety of special offers transform Karlsruhe's city centre into a shopping paradise during Christmas season.

In the midst of the hustle and bustle between Advent and New Year, Karlsruhe's city centre offers everything in a wonderfully contemplative atmosphere to make the pre-Christmas shopping tour an exceptional experience. Whether a stroll or a targeted search for gifts - on the shopping boulevard Kaiserstraße and in the fan-shaped streets you will find anything you look for. Shopping possibilities in Karlsruhe suit every taste, from small specialised boutiques to large retail chains. And the city's major shopping centres have also come up with new ideas to sweeten the Christmas shopping experience for their customers. So if it is too cold outside, you can do your shopping in the warm, festively decorated Postgalerie and Ettlinger Tor centres. A little more off the beaten track, the shops decorated for Christmas along Südliche Waldstraße invite you to stroll, browse and linger. Between shopping tours, Christkindlesmarkt and Stadtwerke EISZEIT entice shoppers to take a relaxing shopping break while enjoying a bratwurst and some mulled wine - no online retailer can compete with that!

Immerse yourself in the atmospheric and reflective ambience of the CHRISTMAS CITY Karlsruhe!

Corona Virus

Current information - Corona guide

There are currently no mandatory corona protection measures for shops, the gastronomic area or cultural and leisure facilities in Baden-Württemberg.

The current regulations on the obligation to wear masks in public transport, in the medical field, etc., as well as the hygiene recommendations of the state government can be found in the current Corona state ordinance.

Please also obtain information directly from the shops, operators, organizers, or institutions about any deviating information (e.g., possible regulations according to domiciliary rights).

You would like to be tested? You can find an overview of all current test sites in the city and district here.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 is open. There is no need for an appointment. The opening hours and more information you can find here.

The city of Karlsruhe provides up-to-date information on the corona crisis at or by phone +49 721/133-3333.

Stay healthy, and stay tuned!

Your team of Karlsruhe Tourismus GmbH and Karlsruhe Marketing und Event GmbH