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

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, Karlsruhe’s public life is currently facing severe restrictions. Cultural institutions, hotels and events are especially affected by this. Please refer directly to their individual websites for up-to-date information.

The City’s shopping facilities are also very limited at the moment. Only essential businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies or banks remain open to the public. Opening times may vary from those advertised on this site.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 is closed for the public as well until further notice. You can still reach us either by phone +49 721/602 997 580 or by email

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!

Best wishes from all the staff at KTG Karlsruhe Tourismus GmbH and KME Karlsruhe Marketing and Event GmbH