City Marketing Advent campaigns

Those visiting Karlsruhe on a shopping trip not only benefit from the great variety of products on offer, but also from the festive atmosphere in the city centre and the exceptional promotions organised by the retail trade and City Marketing.

Weihnachtliche Grußkarte des Citymarketings
Weihnachtliche Grußkarte des Citymarketings - © KME Karlsruhe Marketing und Event GmbH
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Mit dem Herzen sehen - von Herzen schenken - © KME Karlsruhe Marketing und Event GmbH

Keep your eyes peeled when you are out and about in the city centre on Advent Saturdays this year: Following on from the Nikolaus campaign launched by the City Initiative Karlsruhe, where Christmas angels will hand out mini gingerbread hearts in the city centre on 6 December, City Marketing will continue to distribute small gifts to customers in the city centre. Volunteers from the City of Karlsruhe will be giving out a total of around 10,000 small, lasting surprises with the core message "from the heart - from Karlsruhe" on 7, 14 and 21 December along Kaiserstraße and in the fan-shaped streets.

Retailers and City Marketing are also giving away festively designed postcards with a Christmas message for visitors to take away free of charge in numerous shops in the city centre while stocks last.  Provided with a festive greeting card and lovingly wrapped in Karlsruhe wrapping paper if requested, the gifts from Karlsruhe are unmistakably local – and certainly from the heart. Gifts that come from Karlsruhe and therefore from the heart are guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of every recipient.

Karlsruhe retailers and City Marketing wish you a Merry Christmas and lots of fun shopping in the Christmas City!

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, Karlsruhe’s public life is currently facing severe restrictions. Cultural institutions, hotels and events are especially affected by this. Please refer directly to their individual websites for up-to-date information.

Shops remain opened. Opening times may differ from the information on this website.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 remains opened as well with high security measures and a maximum of five people at a time.

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!

Best wishes from all the staff at KTG Karlsruhe Tourismus GmbH and KME Karlsruhe Marketing and Event GmbH