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

There are currently no mandatory corona protection measures for shops, the gastronomic area or cultural and leisure facilities in Baden-Württemberg.

The current regulations on the obligation to wear masks in public transport, in the medical field, etc., as well as the hygiene recommendations of the state government can be found in the current Corona state ordinance.

Please also obtain information directly from the shops, operators, organizers, or institutions about any deviating information (e.g., possible regulations according to domiciliary rights).

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.

Stay healthy, and stay tuned!

Your team of Karlsruhe Tourismus GmbH and Karlsruhe Marketing und Event GmbH