Karlsruhe in 24 hours

The ideal day in Karlsruhe

How to make the most of a day in Karlsruhe:

Start your day in a leisurely fashion with breakfast in a café, followed by a little sightseeing. Then in the afternoon we recommend a visit to the Baden State Museum before enjoying a concert or a theatre show in the evening. The baroque residential castle in the heart of the city should definitely not be missed!

08:30 a.m.

Early riser‘s take note! Karlsruhe‘s weekly markets have plenty to offer. The market at Gutenbergplatz is probably the most beautiful, captivating visitors with its full charm of a Saturday
especially. This has been the case for 100 years now. This is the most delightful place in Karlsruhe for food-hunters and connoisseurs!

10:00 a.m.

Now comes the more energetic part: you can enjoy a magnificent view overlooking the famous „Karlsruhe Fan“ from the 42 m high castle tower. You will have the opportunity to admire the world famous „Türkenbeute“ (Turkish Booty) from the 17th century on your subsequent round tour through the Baden State Museum.

11:30 a.m.

The Botanical Garden right next to the castle is an absolute must on the trail: with a variety of exotic tree species from various continents and show houses with cacti and tropical plants, it is considered a popular green oasis in the middle of the city.

01:00 p.m.

Hungry? A treat awaits you on the way to the Cantina Majolika: on the path marked with blue ceramic tiles through the castle gardens into the nearby forest, regional and international culinary highlights can be enjoyed in the courtyard of the Majolika Ceramic Manufactory.

02:00 p.m.

Feeling refreshed of an afternoon, we continue past the Federal Constitutional Court, to the State Art Gallery, one of the largest museums in Germany steeped in tradition. The collection includes art from seven centuries of German, French and Dutch masters. Around 800 paintings and sculptures are on permanent display.

04:00 p.m.

Off into the shopping paradise: whether it be the ETTLINGER TOR Center, POSTGALERIE or Baden‘s longest shopping mile, Kaiserstrasse – each one ensures pure shopping enjoyment. The side and parallel streets are also worth a look. Many small shops and galleries offer outof- the-ordinary fashion options, accessories and artworks.

07:00 p.m.

A long and eventful day is sure to build up your appetite. The Baden cuisine has something to fill a hole in every belly. Ludwigsplatz is one of the most popular places in the western part of the city centre. Numerous restaurants, bars and cafés invite you to linger or enjoy a delightful cocktail here after an extensive shopping trip.

Corona Virus

Current information - Corona guide

Karlsruhe continues to open! Shops, restaurants, culture & more - this applies currently!

Due to the current official measures implemented by Baden-Württemberg and the city of Karlsruhe to limit the spreading of COVID-19, public life is currently still facing severe restrictions. Please find out more directly from the shops, organizers or institutions. The information on this website may vary and further information in the link above are only available in German.

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 www.corona.karlsruhe.de 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 www.karlsruhe-tourismus.de/smartathome (only available in German).

Stay healthy, and stay tuned!