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Karlsplatz

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Address: Karlsplatz | Karlsplatz strasse, Vienna, Austria
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A nice square with some greenness

It is a nice, very spacious square with a nice view spreading from Secession to the Karlskirche. There is too much traffic around it though to call it really pretty.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a nice, very spacious square with a nice view spreading from Secession to the Karlskirche. There is too much traffic around it though to call it really pretty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Just outside the Vienna ring, very accessible by public transit, huge public space adjacent to Karlskirche. It was a very nice Christmas market.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Karlsplatz is one example of nice place to visit in Vienna I was there one evening before I went to hotel. In the background You could see Karlkirche. When I was there it was a christmas market also here with different things to choose in for eating or souvenirs. I put in a photo from my visit. Karlsplatz is one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This park runs between the station of the same name and the beautiful Karlskirche. I visited or past through on a couple of occasions the week before Christmas and was lucky enough to be there on an evening of snow falling and lights twinkling. It really was beautiful. The Christmas Market is based around art and had lots of different... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The park is in front of, and beautifully situates, Karlkirche. The Christmas Market just added to the specialness of the place. But I have also enjoyed it in the summer.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

After checking out the major hot sports of Vienna this square was a little disappointing for me.The buildings were nice but the athmosphere was very suburbian...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful area surrounded by many architectural landmarks and beautiful old buildings (one of them, obviously, the Karlskirche). During the holidays, you can find a wonderful Christmas market in the square - it's a joy to walk among the different stalls and browse the arts & crafts, traditional foods, warm wine and much more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Karlsplatz (Charles' Square) is between the first and the fourth district in Vienna. It is also one of the most important and most frequented transportation hubs in Vienna. The Karlskirche is also located there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Karls Kirche is stunning and the Plaza is a great place to watch people, find a snack and maybe hear live music, day and night.

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
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