Karl Johans gate, Oslo

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At Karl Johans gate, walk down Oslo's main street while passing by some of the city's most popular tourist attractions. Named after King Charles III John upon his death, the street was once multiple roads that have now merged into one, leading you from from Oslo Central Station all the way to the Royal Palace. Along the way, stop by the National Theatre, the Palace Park, the Oslo Cathedral, the Bazaar Market, and the historic Fire Watch building, which served as the city's central fire station from 1860 to 1939. Shop or eat at one of the many restaurants and boutiques that line the street. Put Karl Johans gate into our Oslo visit app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Oslo pedestrian street Karl Johannsgste, is full of life and is located between the main and the Castle. During the day and also at the later hour, it is lively. Unfortunately, Central station is on the lower part of the pedestrian zone in the direction of a drug envelope bursting with some of the very aggressive, foreign dealers. The police does not mind what makes Karl Johann gate at night very uncomfortable.
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  • This pedestrian shopping area basically runs from the train station to the palace. We enjoyed shopping, dining and watching street performers. There are some nice sculptures, a pretty park and some hi...  more »
  • It is the artery of the city that is living and that you must see if you go to Oslo. The buildings are very nice not to be missed
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Where to stay in Oslo

A majority of Oslo's hotels and smaller accommodations cluster along Karl Johans Gate, the city's main drag connecting many of its downtown attractions. If you want something a bit more colorful than the average hotel, consider one of the many bed and breakfasts that have been cropping up in recent years. To escape the crowded streets, but still be walking distance from major sights, stay in the Frogner or Majorstuen neighborhoods near the royal palace. As you can probably guess, lodging is quite expensive in this European capital.
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