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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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  • 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 mul...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • Promenade, ideal for a sunny day, near the market, you can combine Nschmarkt and Karlsplatz.
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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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