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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Karlsplatz and other Vienna attractions using our handy Vienna trip planner .
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  • Carlsplatz street corner like a green area along the Karlsplatz station, Otto Wagner Pavillon am Karlsplatz and Cafe was. According to the obtained information in map was written Ressel park is part of the landscape. St. Charles's Church is near the Park.
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  • By day it is a beautiful square, close to the market and full of life. In the evening, however, is beautiful. Viennese and tourists sitting on the edge of the fountain by the Church (dedicated to St Charles) and chatting softly, almost anxious to ruin the mood brooding
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  • A pretty patch of greenery with a pond in which to relax and view the beautiful Karlskirche, which fronts it. It is easily reached by U-Bahns 1, 2 and 4 and only a short walk to Stadtpark, the Opera H...  more »

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As a former imperial capital, Vienna is full of lavish hotels reminiscent of the city’s royal past. If you’re traveling on a budget, it’s not hard to find hotels for a more affordable price. Consider staying in the Innere Stadt, or First District, if you only have a short time in town, as you’ll be within easy walking distance to many of the city’s main tourist attractions. Outside of the central core, Leopoldstadt, or Second District, lines the Danube and offers peaceful walks through tree-lined paths. For shopaholics, Mariahilf, or Sixth District, is a central neighborhood with busy shopping streets and lively markets.
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