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!

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!