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Karlsplatz, Vienna

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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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  • 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. 
  • A very nice Art Nouveau square where the Cathedral of San Carlos faces. Very cute even solid floor (or garden) in front of
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  • Carlsplatz square seemed quite nice and quite cozy. And to walk, and to relax on a bench beside the pond, and many Viennese attractions for contemplation, from Strauss to the Karlskirche Church ... The area claimed and Viennese, and her guests. Judging by the number of people and the day and night. Especially in the evening.
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  • a must see if you are in Wien for the first time
  • Right at Karlsplatz u1u2 u4 lokalbahn
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