Are you on the hunt for a very special piece of furniture? Do you like to browse, discover, and haggle? Sophisticated specialty items from exotic countries, flowers, and fresh produce are a must for you?

Then you can simply enjoy the diverse range of markets held in the fan-shaped city!

The numerous farmers’ markets in Karlsruhe leave nothing to be desired. At Marktplatz, a colourful flower market can be found almost all year round, as well as the beloved evening market each Wednesday form the end of March to the beginning of October. At Stephanplatz and Gutenbergplatz, there are around 40 stands offering their gourmet wares three times a week. Here, you can find everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to meat, baked goods, and specialties from exotic countries.

For true collectors, Karlsruhe has a long list of flea markets to offer that invite visitors of all ages to go bargain hunting. You too can find your favourite piece from a bygone era during this very special shopping experience!

Discover the winter wonderland created in Karlsruhe’s city centre at the traditional Christkindlesmarkt. Alongside the Stadtwerke Eiszeit and the Kinderland St. Stephan, this is a very important part of Christmas in the city of Karlsruhe. At the two squares, over 100 different merchants will be offering culinary delights and winter-themed products for visitors of all ages. Christmas excitement guaranteed!


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 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!