The golden core

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.

Locally, Karl-Friedrich-Straße is known as the “golden core” of the fan-shaped streets in Karlsruhe. As the most historical street in the city, Karl-Friedrich-Straße, named after Grand Duke Charles Friedrich, not only connects Marktplatz and Rondellplatz, it also stretches from the Palace to Ettlinger Straße to the south. Direct access to the popular Ettlinger Tor shopping centre gives you the best opportunity to keep the shopping mood alive, even in poor weather. In addition to the special location and the various shops, there is also a focus on culinary delights. Modern system catering meets down-to-earth taverns and well-known pubs.

Karl-Friedrich-Straße Karlsruhe – Platz der Grundrechte - © Jürgen Rösner

Shops and restaurants

Overview of shops and restaurants in the area Karl-Friedrich-Straße

In the area

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!