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Address: Karlsplatz | Karlsplatz strasse, Vienna, Austria
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Home to many cultural institutions

Karlsplatz's is a pretty square that's home to one of Vienna's most important U-Bahn stops as well as the the beautiful Otto Wagner Pavillon, Karlskirche, a Baroque church, and... read more

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It would be difficult to explore Vienna without arriving at Karlsplatz on several occasions. It is a large town square and one of the most significant transport hubs in the city. We first came here to catch the U-Bahn out to Schonbrunn but crossed the square on various other occasions, for example to visit the Secession Building and Karlskirche. It... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Karlsplatz's is a pretty square that's home to one of Vienna's most important U-Bahn stops as well as the the beautiful Otto Wagner Pavillon, Karlskirche, a Baroque church, and the amazing Secession building. If you're using the U-Bahn, you'll most likely find yourself passing through Karlsplatz, so be sure to check out these important Vienna sights. It's also a nice... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

during the flight to Vienna we knew of this market at Karlsplatz in relation to the possibility to enjoy oysters. Thanks to Irina! The middle restaurant in French style is better among others (no fish smell and interesting design)

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Bengaluru, India
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391 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Karlsplatz is an extremely calm and peaceful place where you'll find a lot of couple sitting by the pond. Karlsplatz is the hub of activity in Vienna. Karlsplatz is where the christmas markets are set up. The underground metro line is very close.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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879 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 568 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

As I sat here in the early evenings of a summer day, I was struck by how peaceful the place was. Not as many people as I thought, but still enough. Couples by the pond as the Karlskirche's reflection danced over the waters. Cyclists whizzing by locals out for an evening run. I was almost tempted to rent a bike... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Large sprawling train station that connects all of Vienna. Nearby shops and restaurants. Wonderful and lively Christmas market during the holiday season. One of a few markets that consolidates the mulled wine, beer, and liquor kiosks in a few areas of the market. Definitely fun, loud, and free. A lot of locals start each night over a few mulled wines... More 

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North West
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

get the U2 underground to here and you can walk to all the main sites within 20 mins. Nice park in it's own right too.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

It is a nice, very spacious square with a nice view spreading from Secession to the Karlskirche. There is too much traffic around it though to call it really pretty.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Just outside the Vienna ring, very accessible by public transit, huge public space adjacent to Karlskirche. It was a very nice Christmas market.

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Spikkestad, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Karlsplatz is one example of nice place to visit in Vienna I was there one evening before I went to hotel. In the background You could see Karlkirche. When I was there it was a christmas market also here with different things to choose in for eating or souvenirs. I put in a photo from my visit. Karlsplatz is one... More 

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
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