Garden city

The garden city of Rüppurr in Karlsruhe, which, together with Hellerau in Dresden, is one of the first garden cities in Germany, was established in 1907.

According to the Anglo-Saxon model, the new concept makes for a healthy lifestyle with green spaces and affordable prices in the immediate vicinity of the city. In accordance with Friedrich Ostendorf and Max Läuger’s designs, the housing development commences east of the central Ostendorfplatz with its retail facilities. Due to the residents’ various housing needs, different types of buildings were conceived, creating an overall varied urbanscape. Each building has a large kitchen garden, ensuring that the residents are self-sufficient. To date, the garden city is still run as a cooperative.

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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.

The City’s shopping facilities are also very limited at the moment. Only essential businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies or banks remain open to the public. Opening times may vary from those advertised on this site.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 is closed for the public as well until further notice. You can still reach us either by phone +49 721/602 997 580 or by email

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