Shopping in Karlsruhe

Shopping in Karlsruhe is more than a day out – it’s an experience

The popular shopping streets of Karlsruhe get the hearts of all shopping enthusiasts racing. Trendy and well-known fashion, jewellery and lifestyle labels have established themselves in Karlsruhe's number-one shopping street, Kaiserstraße. There’s also always something new and quirky to be found in the small boutiques on the smaller streets that branch off like a fan. Let yourself get soaked up in it all! There are plenty of options for small breaks in between in the small cafes and restaurants that decorate the city centre.

A broad selection of international trend shops, perfumeries, bookshops or arts and crafts shops can be found in the well-known "Ettlinger Tor" and "Postgalerie" shopping centres. Credit cards at the ready as you shop till you drop!

Are you ready for the next shopping marathon?!

Karlsruhe markets

Lap up the diversity of fresh regional products to lucky second-hand finds

There is always a market going on in Karlsruhe: some markets in the city districts only sell goods on certain days, while other convene every day. You can get fresh fruit and vegetables or cheese and sausage specialties three days a week in the weekly markets behind the Postgalerie, on Werderplatz or Gutenbergplatz. Fresh flowers are available daily in the flower market on Friedrichsplatz and every Wednesday sees the farmer's market in Durlach at the Saumarkt.

Sewing enthusiasts will be captivated by the Dutch textile market, which takes place twice a year on Stephansplatz. The latest fabrics for sewing are presented at over 140 Dutch stands.

Nordic flair runs through the city every year from the end of April, when the Hamburg fish market makes a guest appearance in Karlsruhe. Experience a loud and lively spectacle as "Aal Hinnerk", "Bananen Fred" and Co. reel in the buyers.