Karlsplatz, Vienna

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    Karlsplatz Pavillions

    by TexasDave Written Feb 25, 2005

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    Part of the original underground system designed by Otto Wagner in 1899, there are two identical buildings which were the exit/entrance to the undergound. Now one is used as a cafe, the other for exhibitions. There is a stylized sunflower design around the top and lots of gilt ornamentation.

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    Karlsplatz

    by Polly74 Updated Aug 25, 2004

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    Karlsplatz

    Karlsplatz is an open square to be enjoyed when the weather is warm. At its northern edge of Resselpark stands Wagner's Stadt Pavillons, the station buildings from Vienna's first public transport system, built between 1893 and 1902. Wagner was in charge of the design of the metro lines, bridges and buildings.

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    Karlsplatz

    by shellybelly567 Written Nov 2, 2003

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    Karlskirche

    Not only is this place beautiful, it was also our favorite subway stop. The church was built on a comission by Emperor Karl VI, should the plague ever cease. As we all know, it did, and construction was began in 1716. It was designed by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach and dedicated to St. Charles Borromeo.

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    Karlsplatz

    by Zo72 Written Oct 24, 2003

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    Karlskirsche

    Karlsplatz situated just southern from Ringstrasse is one of the biggest squares in Vienna and probably my focal point for all kinds of traffic. There is huge U-Bahn station where 3 lines meet (U1, U2, U4) stretching all the way to Staatsoper and Kaertner strasse. Karlplats is quite interesting. It hosts one of the most beautiful churches in Vienna, Karlskirche. There is fountain in front of church. But before all Karlsplatz is park with many green areas and trees and there are playgrounds for children as well as basketball playgrounds, there.

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    Karlsplatz

    by Audrey118 Updated Jul 7, 2003
    Kalrsplatz

    Very impressive looking art nouveau architecture. I especially like the stenciled floral drawing on the wall.

    Designed by Otto Wagern (one of the Secession movement artist) it was supposed to be the urban train stations....but were there trains then!!!

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    Karl Church (Karlskirche & Karlsplatz)

    by Gili_S Written Mar 19, 2005

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    This is Karl Church, the big church at the Karlsplatz where you have a small park and war memorial for the red army soldiers.

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  • Henry Moore's Hill Arches

    by grkboiler Written Nov 4, 2004
    Henry Moore's Hill Arches

    Henry Moore's Hill Arches are a sculpture sitting in Karlsplatz by the reflecting pool in front of Karlskirche. They were presented to the city of Vienna in 1978.

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    Karlsplatz

    by Leipzig Updated Apr 29, 2003

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    Karlsplatz

    The photo shows the old Wagner Pavilion at Karlsplatz. Otto Wagner was an Art Nouveau architect. He constructed the underground rail in some sections around 1900.

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