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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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  • Otherwise also a nice big place with University, Otto Wagner, Church, etc. But especially during advent, it is here really nice. A Christmas market which strives to offer arts and crafts. Fair prices for punch & co, as well as for all kinds of delicacies. Be sure to go after dark - then it is really attractive. For children, there is a huge playground with straw in the middle. This is fun.
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  • Beautifully laid out and certainly fine to the walk, but in the evening I have personally afraid to go through too many marginal figures
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  • Karlsplatz is better than its reputation. The Karlskirche is located here in the heart of the city, in the summer you can sit nicely up in the evening at the fountain, or on benches. A great place in Vienna.
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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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