Charming from top to bottom

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.

Waldstraße is one of the longest and well-known of the fan-shaped Streets in the city and has a direct view of the impressive facade of the Karlsruhe Palace. It not only leads to one of the hallmarks of the city, Waldstraße also crosses the popular Ludwigsplatz and passes the Staatliche Kunsthalle. It offers Karlsruhe locals and tourists the perfect blend of an exciting hotspot and a quiet little side street. It is home to both independent shops and big-name stores, and fans of trainers will be spoilt for choice here. You will also feel right at home at any of the bars, cafés or restaurants. Regardless of whether they’re looking for a gourmet deli or international cuisine, every connoisseur will find what they’re after here.

Shops and restaurants

Overview shops and restaurants Waldstraße

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, Karlsruhe’s public life is currently facing severe restrictions. Cultural institutions, hotels and events are especially affected by this. Please refer directly to their individual websites for up-to-date information.

The City’s shopping facilities are also very limited at the moment. Only essential businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies or banks remain open to the public. Opening times may vary from those advertised on this site.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 is closed for the public as well until further notice. You can still reach us either by phone +49 721/602 997 580 or by email 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!

Best wishes from all the staff at KTG Karlsruhe Tourismus GmbH and KME Karlsruhe Marketing and Event GmbH