Ritterstraße

The XXL fan-shaped street

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.

Ritterstraße forms a border between the State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe and Baden’s State Library, as well as between Friedrichsplatz and Kirchplatz St. Stephan. The close proximity of Ritterstrasse to Friedrichsplatz means that it is the perfect place to go sunbathing on a park bench, followed by a casual tour of the city. Ritterstraße combines a natural setting with an urban roadway. Taking a break in the green section of the expansive fan-shaped street will give everybody the boost of stamina they need for a shopping marathon. From shoes to perfumes and jewellery, right up to tasty baked goods, the XXL fan-shaped street has everything your heart could desire.

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Ritterstraße Karlsruhe Dezember 2018 - © Jürgen Rösner

Shops and restaurants

Overview of shops and restaurants in the area Ritterstraße

In the area

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, public life is currently facing severe restrictions. Shops, Restaurants, cultural institutions, hotels and events are closed or have been cancelled. Partial openings are possible depending on the local incidence value. Please refer directly to their individual websites for up-to-date information as the information on this website may vary.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 also remains closed until further notice. You have the possibility for Click&Collect. You can also reach us via phone +49 721 602997580 or by mail 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!