Karlsplatz, Vienna

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    Karlsplatz & Charles Church

    by monkeytrousers Written Jul 21, 2007

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    Karlsplatz is a nice park with some nice architecture surrounding it. Also make sure you check out the entrances to the underground station here in the park. They are unusual and the most attractive in the city.

    Dominating Karlsplatz is the gorgeous Charles Church. I could not look around when I visited but I've heard it is very nice inside. The exterior is stunning and there are some interesting reliefs on the pillars depicting various scenes.

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    Museum of City of Vienna

    by metallemon Written May 23, 2007

    This museum is next to Karlskirche and represents Vienna's history. It has paintings, sculptures, monuments from antiquity, middle ages, rennaissance etc. Every floor represents particular years. At the ground floor there are soldiers uniforms really heavy and impressive. It's worth also to see the evolution of Vienna city, how the city became bigger abd bigger during eras.
    On Sunday the entrence is free.

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    Karlskirche & Karlsplatz

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Apr 19, 2006

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    Karlsplatz is home to the very impressive Karlskirche. Construction on the church took from 1715 to 1739, and the structure was dedicated to Saint Karl Borromeo. The two tall, freestanding pillars in front depict the life of Saint Karl. The elegant dome stands 72 meters high. It is the largest Baroque cathedral north of the Alps.

    Karlsplatz was originally created in 1862 and was called the Resselpark. In the 1970s the park was redesigned to today's Karlsplatz. This park is home to two pavilions which were built in 1899.

    Cold, cold, cold day at Karlskirche, Jan 2006 Karlskirche, Jan 2006 Karlskirche, Jan 2006
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    Charles' Church

    by HORSCHECK Updated Mar 18, 2006

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    The Charles' Church (Karlskirche) commemorates the plague epidemic of the year 1713. The Church was built in Baroque style between 1715 and 1737. Its huge cupola is 72 m tall and flanked by two 47 m tall columns.

    Directions:
    The Charles' Church is situated at the Karlsplatz; just south of St. Stephen's Cathedral. The nearest metro stop is Karlsplatz (U1, U2, U4).

    Charles' Church Charles' Church by night
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    Karlsplatz

    by chiara76 Written Jun 2, 2005

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    There are two buildings designed in 1899 year by Otto Wagner there. In the past they were the entries to the city trains. Now there are the cafe and the small museum of Otto Wagner there.
    They are nice art nouveau's works.

    The old train station on Karlsplatz.
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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 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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    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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    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.

    Karlskirsche

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    Karlsplatz

    by Audrey118 Updated Jul 7, 2003

    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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    Monuments to Musicians

    by Roadquill Written Jul 30, 2010

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    Vienna is loaded with monuments, many of them to famous composers. This on of Johannes Brahms is by Karlsplatz.

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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 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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    OTTO WAGNER KARLSPLATZ - INSIDE THE STATION

    by mel_bee Updated Mar 16, 2004

    Currently closed, but look through the windows to get an idea of this classic example of fine Jugendstil architecture.

    Detail inside the station

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    Karlsplatz

    by Leipzig Updated Apr 29, 2003

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    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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