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

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!