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

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, public life is currently facing severe restrictions. Shops, Restaurants, cultural institutions, hotels and events are closed or have been cancelled. Partial openings are possible depending on the local incidence value. Please refer directly to their individual websites for up-to-date information as the information on this website may vary.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 also remains closed until further notice. You have the possibility for Click&Collect. You can also reach us via phone +49 721 602997580 or by mail

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!