The soul of the western side of the city
Gutenbergplatz, which was completed in 1904, is considered to be one of the most beautiful squares in Karlsruhe, which is largely thanks to the aesthetic setting of the west city district. It’s not for nothing that Gutenbergplatz and its surroundings are subject to a historical preservation order!
On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, the two fountains at the square find themselves among the stands at the oldest farmers’ market in the city. Saturdays are an especially perfect day to wander around the market, as the high number of traders and over 40 stands mean that the selection of products available is unbeatable.
The Lindenblütenfest, which is the longest-standing traditional festival in Karlsruhe at almost 100 years old, attracts visitors young and old to come celebrate and enjoy the festival each year in July with live music and family activities. The locals in Karlsruhe especially enjoy Gutenbergplatz in the summer months, because the outdoor areas of the many cafés and restaurants there allow you to relax and wind down below the large linden trees.
However, the square is not only beautiful on the outside, instead the businesses and restaurants offer everything your heart could desire. From premium wines to children’s clothing, right up to fair trade labels, you can find everything here.
Take some time to discover the beauty and diversity of Gutenbergplatz!