The green oasis

Friedrichsplatz is the green oasis of the city centre. Centrally located, Friedrichsplatz invites visitors to take a break from the daily grind. 

Be it during summer with a refreshing ice cream or in winter at the Karlsruhe Christkindlesmarkt. As a venue for a long list of events, is it often livelier than any other square in the city.

Friedrichsplatz is one of the most well-known squares in the city. Surrounded by popular cultural heritage sites, such as the State Museum of Natural History and Baden’s State Library, Friedrichsplatz is the perfect place to take a break in a natural setting. As the venue for many events such as the renowned Karlsruhe Stadtfest in autumn or the Christkindelmarkt in winter, Friedrichsplatz attracts both locals and tourists all year round. The close proximity to the city’s largest shopping centre, Ettlinger Tor, offers the perfect opportunity for a shopping trip.

Shops and restaurants

Overview of shops and restaurants in the area Friedrichsplatz

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 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 (only available in German).

Stay healthy, and stay tuned!