Farmers' Markets in Karlsruhe

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Farmers' Markets in Karlsruhe Reviews

Kathrin_E Kathrin_E
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Farmers' Markets in Karlsruhe Jul 20, 2017
Visitors who like to prepare their own food instead of eating out all the time or at least like to have some fresh fruit now and then will appreciate the farmers' markets. Here are the best locations and their opening hours:

Stephansplatz (behind Europaplatz/Postgalerie): Mon, Wed, Fri 7.30-14.00

Gutenbergplatz (Weststadt): Tues, Thurs, Sat 7.30-14.00

Gottesauer Platz (Oststadt): Mon, Wed, Fri 7.30-14.00

Durlach, Marktplatz: Mon - Sat 7.30-14.00

Hint: they claim a closing time of 2 p.m., but hardly any merchant stays that long. Come before noon.

My personal favourite is Gutenbergplatz in the Weststadt. The pretty 19th century square becomes the lively meeting point of the whole quarter when the market is open. You'll also find some nice cafes and pubs around the square.

Small markets are open in Marktplatz and Kronenplatz every day but there are just a few stalls. The one in Marktplatz is mostly a flower market; this one stays open until the late afternoon unlike the others.

What to buy: Fruit and vegetables, of course - watch out for those stalls that don't offer the whole supermarket-like assortment of exotics but have a limited selection, these are the local farmers who sell their own products. Besides, the markets sell bread, meat/sausage, olives and other Mediterranean specialities, flowers and garden plants...

The markets are not necessarily cheaper than the supermarkets and grocery stores. On the other hand, you'll get regional, seasonal products of freshest quality from the local farmers, and they are an enjoyable sight with a local flair. These markets are not "touristy" at all but directed at, and frequented by, local people who live within easy walking or biking distance and obtain their fresh groceries there. Thus they certainly qualify as "authentic" - a quality which is often asked for.
Market in Gutenbergplatz
Market in Gutenbergplatz
Market in Gutenbergplatz
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