Marktplatz

At the heart of Karlsruhe

The Marktplatz is the most well-known square in the fan-shaped city. It forms the core of Karlsruhe’s city centre and is the crux of the urban cultural scene in Karlsruhe, alongside Kaiserstraße. 

The Marktplatz is bordered by some of the fan-shaped city’s most significant buildings, such as the Town Hall, the city church, and the hallmark of the city: the Pyramid, the mausoleum of the city’s founder, Charles III William, Margrave of Baden-Durlach. The beautiful columns at the renowned Stadtkirche and the impressive architecture of the Karlsruhe Town Hall mean that you can enjoy a shopping trip with special flair here.

Here, a traditional department store meets a traditional pâtisserie – a square with history. The markets held regularly here also offer an additional shopping experience, for example at the weekly flower and evening market, as well as the Lichtweihnacht Christmas market.

Latest information

Currently, the Marktplatz is undergoing renovation work as part of a project by the Karlsruher Schieneninfrastruktur-Gesellschaft (KASIG). Up-to-date information on the progress of the construction and a webcam can be found here.

Shops and restaurants

Overview of shops and restaurants in the area Marktplatz

In the area

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 www.corona.karlsruhe.de 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 www.karlsruhe-tourismus.de/smartathome (only available in German).

Stay healthy, and stay tuned!