Comfort and flair

The triangular Lidellplatz, also known as the “Lidell Quarter”, invites visitors to take refuge from the bustling city centre.

In the Karlsruhe district of city center east, you can find the triangular Lidellplatz, which is characterised by its down-to-earth flair and cosy charm. The square was built in 1790, under the name Spitalplatz, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. At the time, it was named after the public hospital situated there, but was renamed as “Lidellplatz” in 1893. Today, it is framed by special independent businesses and galleries, as well as cosy cafés and restaurants, which can also be found in the neighbouring commercial complex. The square was renovated in 2006 and the playground was redesigned to ensure that Lidellplatz and the listed fountain it is home to will continue to be a popular meeting place for visitors of all ages.

Blog: Perspectives Lidellplatz

Here, you can find interesting blog posts from the “Innenstadt Blog” about Lidellplatz. Explore the local cafés, restaurants and independent businesses!

Shops and restaurants

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

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