Like everything else in Karlsruhe, including Karlsruhe hotels, the main shopping streets and shopping centres are located on streets spreading from the palace to the city, the centre of the “fan”. The two main shopping streets: Karlstrasse and Kaiserstrasse, are located between the Karlsruhe main train station and the Palace. The shopping mall ECE "Ettlinger Tor" where the customer is obviously the king offers more than 50 shops and gastronomical facilities.
Karlsruhe enjoys the largest number of sunny days in Germany. Not only visitors and locals can delight in this beautiful weather also winemakers. Therefore, visitors staying in Karlsruhe hotels can taste dozens of different types of local wine. The main course next to the wine can be the Schäufele, pork shoulder in spices or many other types of roast. Vegetarians can feast on the great variety of several typical dishes without meat – such as the Maultaschen, filled with mushrooms, Spätzle noodle, and potatoes with Bibbeliskäs (white cheese).