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

Important Information

Due to the official measures implemented by the State of Baden-Württemberg and the city of Karlsruhe to limit the spreading of COVID-19, public life is currently facing severe restrictions. Shops, Restaurants, cultural institutions, hotels and events are closed or have been cancelled. Partial openings are possible depending on the local incidence value. Please refer directly to their individual websites for up-to-date information as the information on this website may vary.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 also remains closed until further notice. You have the possibility for Click&Collect. You can also reach us via phone +49 721 602997580 or by mail

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

On a lighter note: if you feel like clearing your mind, go ahead and continue exploring the beautiful aspects of Karlsruhe through our digital offers at (only available in German).

Stay healthy, and stay tuned!