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Karlsplatz, Vienna

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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 would be difficult to explore Vienna without arriving at Karlsplatz on several occasions. It is a large town square and one of the most significant transport hubs in the city. We first came here to...  more »
  • Karlsplatz's is a pretty square that's home to one of Vienna's most important U-Bahn stops as well as the the beautiful Otto Wagner Pavillon, Karlskirche, a Baroque church, and the amazing Secession b...  more »
  • during the flight to Vienna we knew of this market at Karlsplatz in relation to the possibility to enjoy oysters. Thanks to Irina! The middle restaurant in French style is better among others (no fish...  more »
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  • a must see if you are in Wien for the first time
  • Very centrally located. Beautiful, large fountains. In winter, a large Christmas market with beautiful lighting and good Pünschen is here. Always very well attended.
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  • Right at Karlsplatz u1u2 u4 lokalbahn
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