Karlskirche & Karlsplatz, Vienna

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Vienna's famous Baroque church

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  • Henry Moore sculpture in front of the Karlskirche
    Henry Moore sculpture in front of the...
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  • The house of arts (Kunstlerhaus)
    The house of arts (Kunstlerhaus)
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    Karlsplatz Cafe

    by Skipka Updated Nov 5, 2003

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    Actually it isn't that off the beaten tracks >:) just mine ... hehe Karlsplatz Cafe is a centre of crossroads of the underground and trams. The square got its recent look in 1977-78 when Sven Ingvar Andersson presented its view how the square should look like :). The central part of the whole square except the Karlskirche is an old building of public transport station created by Otto Wagner. The building is divided on two parts and one is underground stop and the other one is cafe (during the summer) and small gallery.

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    Otto Wagner's Karlsplatz Station

    by yooperprof Written Dec 5, 2003

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    roll out the barrel!

    This must be the most aesthetic subway entrance in Vienna, and comparable to the finest anywhere in the world. Wagner went all out here and indulged in an elaborate use of ornamentation that is far removed from his normal "minimalism." The gold trimmings and the sunflower motif, though, are well-suited for this baroque square. There are actually two Wagner pavillions here; one is used as a summertime cafe, the other houses temporary art exhibits. (Now if only the city of Vienna would clean up the Karlplatz park to make it worthy of the architecture that surrounds it!)

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    Karlsplatz, connecting the centre with the church

    by Pavlik_NL Updated Nov 20, 2007

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    Henry Moore sculpture in front of the Karlskirche
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    The Karlsplatz (Charles Aquare) is a special place to roam around in. Here, in between the huge Karlskirche (Charles church), the city centre with the Artists House (Kunstlerhaus), the conservatorium (Muzik Verein) and the City historical museum, one can find pleasant open space with playgrounds for children, small café's in Jugendstil metro-houses and large fountains. For those who are lovers of modern art. Henry Moore left his signature on the square too, in the form of a very graceful statue.

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    Karlsplatz pavilions

    by daaaniel Updated Aug 8, 2003

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    Karlsplatz pavillions

    The Karlsplatz pavilions were created by Otto Wagner 1898-1899. Watch the beautiful golden decorations and the lovely green-coloured roofs. There's a café in one of the pavilions.

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