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

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!