Kirchplatz St. Stephan

A colourful church square

Kirchplatz St. Stephan frames the St. Stephan Catholic church and is situated centrally, directly opposite Baden’s State Library and the well-known Friedrichsplatz. 

The church square is the perfect meeting point for families with children or for a theatre date.

Since it was expanded to include a children’s playground and fountain in 2005, the Kirchplatz St. Stefan has served as a sociable meeting point for families with children in particular. However, the Kirchplatz also has a lot of options for night owls wanting a night on the town. The Kammertheater and traditional restaurants offer everything you need for a successful evening in Karlsruhe. Just like Friedrichsplatz, the Kirchplatz St. Stephan is the venue for a number of events – for a long time, the square has been home to the Kinderland children’s section of the Karlsruhe Weihnachtsstadt Christmas market with a fairy-tale tour, a miniature railway, and plenty of food stands. The colourful church square is also dedicated to the little ones for other events, including the Karlsruher Stadtfest, the Frühlingsauftakt Spring Festival, and the FEST DER SINNE.

Shops and restaurants

Overview of shops and restaurants in the area Kirchplatz St. Stephan

In the area

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