An all-round success

The semi-circular section of road in front of the square at Karlsruhe Palace is known as the “Zirkel” in the fan-shaped city. Famous for its numerous art galleries and historic political buildings, the Zirkel attracts more than just art lovers.

A semi-circular street in front of the square at Karlsruhe Palace, the Zirkel is a known meeting point for art lovers. The Staatliche Kunsthalle gallery is located at the western end of the Zirkel. The Palace makes for a heavenly backdrop and makes browsing the galleries and shops on the Zirkel even more special. From high-end paintings to funky street art – it has exactly what every art lover could want. And not only that! From bicycles to diabolos, the street has something for everyone, including athletes and street artists. The close proximity to the Karlsruhe Palace Gardens offers the perfect opportunity to try out your new gear straight away.

Shops and restaurants

Overview shops and restaurants in the Zirkel

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!