Durlach is the largest district in the fan-shaped city and is shaped by the beautiful backdrop of the historical Old Town. With some 30,000 residents and a quaint town centre, Durlach has created the perfect small-town flair – a wonderful setting for a relaxed shopping trip!

Would you like to browse the shops, wander around the farmers’ market or explore the Kruschtlmarkt without all of the crowds? In Durlach, that’s no problem. The eastern district of Durlach is quieter than Karlsruhe city centre, but still has a vibrant mix of many independent businesses, meaning that it is pleasant but also something very special, just like the medieval Christmas market – the top tourist magnet in Durlach. Among bonfires and musicians, this very different kind of Christmas market holds a few surprises, not just for children, but for the adults too.

The Turmberg tower is also very popular. A viewing platform high above the rooftops of the city will give you a once-in-a-lifetime view of the entire fan-shaped city. Paired with the finest gourmet cuisine and the smallest Christmas market in Baden each year, you can spend some wonderful hours up at the top.

Durlach is easy to reach using public transport. You will be best off changing at the Kronenplatz interchange, which is located centrally. Would you like to know when the next tram to Durlach will arrive? Click here.


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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 touristinfo@karlsruhe-tourismus.de.

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!

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