Discover the diversity of Karlsruhe’s city centre
Kaiserstrasse is a renowned shopping boulevard among the beautiful Fan Streets and is important to the local scene in the city. All shopaholics, collectors, connoisseurs, style-conscious individuals and bargain hunters would do well to visit here. Exclusive items meet everyday necessities in the smaller side streets – no desires will be left unfulfilled here, even if they are on the extravagant side. The perfect place for a nice meal at a restaurant, relaxing at one of the many cafés or simply just going shopping! The shopping streets in Karlsruhe are ideal for shopping, exploring and killing time with their well-balanced mixture of known brands and independent shops.
We hope you have a lot of fun!
As Baden’s longest shopping street, Kaiserstraße is renowned all over Karlsruhe and is adored by young and old alike. A vibrant mixture of renowned labels and independent shops give the focal point of the fan-shaped city its unique charm.
On Erbprinzenstraße, time moves very differently – here, people take a lot of time for quality of life and enjoyment. The well-known side street is a treat for all visitors in need of a break from the daily grind. In the numerous street cafés and atmospheric shops, you can relax and shop in peace.
You can experience the special charm of Karlsruhe’s fan-shaped streets particularly well on Waldstraße. You cannot simply walk past countless shops and restaurants lining the street from the Palace up to Sophienstraße without at least taking a look at the new product range.
Südliche Waldstraße is the key street on the city’s local cultural scene. It is home to many insider tips for food, art and fashion, waiting for you to discover them. The epitome of diversity, the shopping street unites chic sophistication with traditional retail stores and invites you to shop and kill time with its well-balanced mixture.
Karl-Friedrich-Straße is a key transport link and the central point of the city. With historical buildings and political venues like the Town Hall or the place of the fundamental rights, Karl-Friedrich-Strasse offers you not only a wide array of shops, it also has plenty of historical value – a street with a past and a future.
Ettlinger Straße crosses the south of the city as far as Kriegsstraße and is a key transport route in Karlsruhe, measuring around two kilometres in length. If you want to visit the heart of the fan-shaped city, this street is a must. Many specialist merchants in a range of fields will be happy to advise you – it has everything your heart could desire!
Herrenstraße spans from the southern edge of the Karlsruhe Palace to Karlstor on Karlstraße. You can find an A–Z of shops among cultural heritage sites and court buildings, as well as the Federal Court of Justice. You can find everything from A-line skirts to zebra-print couch cushions at the shops along Herrenstraße, as well as everything a well-organised jewellery box, household or wardrobe could ever need.
Ritterstraße is the longest fan-shaped street in the city and runs from the southern edge of the Palace, to Mathysstraße. It has borne its historical name since 1820 – it was named after the “Zum Ritter” guesthouse, which was popular at the time.
Lammstraße runs parallel to Ritterstraße and right past the city’s largest shopping centre, Ettlinger Tor. Named after the former guesthouse “Zum Lamm”, the vibrant street still bears its historical name to this day. A wide range of shops, mainly for the little ones, serve to attract many locals and tourists.
With a length of almost two kilometres, Karlstraße is one of the key streets for traffic in the fan-shaped city. As such, Karlstraße has a particularly wide and diverse range of businesses where you can shop or browse. From wedding dresses to quality men’s shirts, right up to blouses made from natural textiles – everybody will find what they are looking for here.
The green courtyard at the Hirschhof serves as a connection between Hirschstraße and Douglasstraße. However, the Hirschhof is a great insider tip for lunch breaks, as well as for an exquisite yet affordable meal after work.
Be it for a refreshing ice cream in summer or a hearty Asian soup in winter – at the Passagehof, every foodie can find their favourite dish. A carefully selected range of shops will round out any shopping trip. And if you would like to enjoy an after-shopping cocktail, you don’t even have to leave the courtyard.
All shopping streets
- 4.Südliche Waldstraße
- 6.Ettlinger Straße