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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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  • Another stunning ‘platz’ in Vienna. You could wander around this city all day and hit these places all over and each of them deserves their own time and attention. Nothing is a waste of time including...  more »
  • Very gorgeous with many buildings of architectural significance including where composer Franz Shubert died.  more »
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