Christmas tours

During the Advent season, special guided tours offer an extraordinary opportunity to get to know the city and the Christkindlesmarkt. Surrounded by the smell of mulled wine and candles, the guests stroll through Karlsruhe with its Christmassy decorations.

Der große Weihnachtsstern
Der große Weihnachtsstern - © KME Karlsruhe Marketing und Event GmbH / Foto: Jürgen Rösner

An advent walk for the whole family

On an Advent walk through the Christmas city of Karlsruhe, children and their families discover interesting and also unknown details about our beautiful fan-shaped city. With a lot of fun and Christmassy anticipation, we will walk through Karlsruhe marvelling at the Christmas decorations. The walk takes you via Christkindlesmarkt on Friedrichsplatz, via Kinderland St. Stephan to the Stadtwerke Eiszeit in front of the castle.

All dates and further information can be found here.

From light cleaners and light rooms - A walk between light and shadow

The walk between the castle and the Christkindlesmarkt deals with the history of lighting and the Christmas symbolism of light. Why did people in the past need a wick trimmer and not anymore? Light also came with its risks: In 1847 the court theatre burnt down.

All dates and further information can be found here from October.

Anders-Genießen-Tour over the Christkindlesmarkt

ANA & ANDA invite you to the Anders Genießen tour of the Christkindlesmarkt. They lead to stands that are synonymous with organic quality, regionality and fairness - marvel at the diversity of the eco-fair offers.


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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