Luminous shopping night & opening of the market square 2020

Light installations, historical city views, spontaneous artistic interventions and a long night of shopping until 10 p.m. invited visitors to the Karlruhe city center this year!

As an alternative to the canceled city festival and the associated Sunday shopping, a shining night of shopping until 10 p.m., an open construction site day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. as well as many decentralized experiences and dealer promotions attracted visitors to Karlsruhe city center on October 10, 2020. The opening of the completely renovated market square - the historic heart of the city - was celebrated! In addition, the Ludwigsbrunnen splashed again between the town hall and the Protestant town church after seven years of absence.
Due to the corona situation, no fixed program items and times could be communicated in advance.
All visitors were asked to wear a mask and to keep the distance to each other.
Note: The arriving by bike or public transport was recommended. A large BGV bicycle parking lot was available free of charge at the Schlossplatz.

The complete program of the "Luminous shopping night & opening of the market square 2020" can be found here in German.

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