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Karlsplatz, Vienna

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Pause to enjoy the bustling metropolis at Karlsplatz, one of Vienna's hubs of activity. This lively square surrounded by historical buildings stands immediately next to the U-Bahn subway station. Of particular interest is the picturesque old subway station, preserved despite its retirement. Note its intricate and elegant design featuring gold accents, hand-painted details, and an arched roof--true to the Jugendstil architecture style. The square is also home to a large water pool, the Vienna city museum, and Karlskirche--a magnificent 18th-century Baroque cathedral that towers over the city square. Stroll the large park and stop at one of the many restaurants and cafes in the area for a bite to eat. You might also catch one of the local events hosted on the plaza. Karlsplatz is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Vienna Edition.
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  • Just in front of the church and on the way to the U Bahn station, the park is relaxed, mostly clean and features a kids playground. It is a nice spot to stop and look around and think a bit while mend...  read more »
  • The Karlsplatz runs from the Ringstrasse and the subway station all the way back to the Karlskirche, which really is the main sight to see. We passed thru the park many times heading back to our hotel...  read more »
  • Beautiful square surrounding with interesting buildings. Excellent to include on a walk around the city. 
  • a must see if you are in Wien for the first time
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