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Karl Johans gate

Karl Johans Gate, Oslo, Norway
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Oslo's bustling main street is filled with shops and cafes.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“royal palace” (171 reviews)
“shopping street” (33 reviews)
“nice street” (13 reviews)
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Karl Johans Gate, Oslo, Norway
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"royal palace"
in 171 reviews
"shopping street"
in 33 reviews
"nice street"
in 13 reviews
"street performers"
in 13 reviews
"national theatre"
in 29 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 24 reviews
"parliament building"
in 26 reviews
"oslo's main street"
in 11 reviews
"central station"
in 45 reviews
"christmas market"
in 16 reviews
"grand hotel"
in 16 reviews
"oslo cathedral"
in 14 reviews
"great walk"
in 11 reviews
"visiting oslo"
in 12 reviews
"opera house"
in 10 reviews
"parade"
in 20 reviews
"stroll"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the focal point of Oslo, this street runs from the central station all the way to the Royal Palace and dotted along it are many fancy shops, bars, restaurants etc.

Thank Jake G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the reference point when visiting Oslo, it is the main link between all the sights, making Oslo a city that is easy to discover on foot.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Karl Johans Gate is the most famous street in Oslo. The street begins at the train station and ends at the Royal Castle.In the city centre around the main street Karl Johans gate you find night clubs, bars, jazz clubs and cafés in between stores,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Karl Johan is the Main Street in the Oslo city centre. At the end you find the Norwegian palace and as you walk down you will pass the National Theatre, the Parliament and lots of shops and cafes. At the very end you get to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Karls Johans Gate is the main, wide street running east to west from Central Station to the Palace. Stylish shops.

Thank JillM6808ZJ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Your shopping gateway in Oslo and it stretches through the middle of Oslo. If you are not a keen shopper, you could visit this street too as it will bring you to most of the highlights within old Oslo.

Thank rvn85
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to visit and must see when in Oslo. It's very central so definately five it some time and have a coffee around

Thank Zoe k
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

A scenic walk from Oslo Central Station to the Royal Palace. Passing Oslo Cathedral (just off Karl Johans gate), the Parliament, various shops and hotels. Even met a squirrel by the Universitetsplassen. If you love ice-cream (who doesn't?!), stop by Ben & Jerry's... That just...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

A first stop during your stay in Oslo. The wideness of the esplanade gives you room to breathe in this city. Though we visited in early March and snow was still falling (loved it btw), I can imagine how it must be in summer when...More

Thank 424nelev
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Shopping along Karl Johans Gate is much like a shopping street in other cities... the same stores and restaurants. But walking along Karl Johans Gate and continuing to the Palace during the winter is truly beautiful. Snow covers the streets, kids ice skate in the...More

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