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

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