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

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