Karlsplatz Tours

One of the largest squares in Vienna, Karlsplatz is dominated by the huge, baroque Karlskirche church, which was built between 1716 and 1737 with designs influenced by the architect's visit to Rome. The square is also well known for a pair of pavilions that were created in 1898 and 1899 by Otto Wagner and contain marble slabs and green-painted, wrought-iron frames that are decorated with gold-colored sunflowers and gilded trim. 

The western side of the square contains the Secession Building, which is an art museum, and the Naschmarkt, which is Vienna's most popular market. The eastern side of the park is bordered by a park called Resselpark where you can find several statues of famous Austrians. Also near the square are several cultural institutions including the Musikverein, a concert hall that is home to the Vienna Philharmonic, and the Kunstlerhaus, an art gallery and exposition hall. The History Museum of Vienna is located on the eastern side of the square as well.

Practical Info

Karlsplatz can be reached from the Karlsplatz Ubahn station. Karlskirche is located at Kreuzherrengasse 1.
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Vienna Christmas Tour

Visit three of Vienna’s most famous Christmas market areas on this walking tour of Austria’s capitol city. Listen to your guide tell you holiday stories about Christmas traditions important to locals as you make your way through the streets. See popular attractions, such St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Imperial Palace, and visit Christmas markets in Town Hall Square, Charles Square, and near Belvedere Palace.
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
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Private Tour: Vienna Inner City Highlights

Explore Vienna’s essential sites on a private, 3.5-hour walking tour with a great orientation to the city’s public transport. Enjoy the flexibility to tailor the experience to your interests as you walk or take the underground and/or tramway from your hotel to the Belvedere Palace. Board a tram (be sure to bring the proper fare!) past the Soviet Monument, Karlsplatz, and the magnificent Viennese State Opera. Learn about the city’s most beloved historic figures while visiting historic cafés, neighborhoods, and landmarks; see the iconic spires of St Stephen’s Cathedral as you get an insider’s perspective on life in Austria’s capital city.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Small-Group History Walking Tour in Vienna: The City of Many Pasts

Go deep into Vienna’s rich history on a 3-hour, small-group walking tour with an expert guide. Start your tour in the former seat of the Habsburg Empire, and hear about the city’s kings, queens and revolutionaries. Spot architectural and historic landmarks as you explore a pair of vibrant shopping districts. Learn about Habsburg religion and ritual at a trio of extraordinary churches, and see traces left by waves of invading forces from Ottomans to Nazis. Take in Vienna’s highlights and enjoy unique historic insights on the capital city.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private 3-hour History Tour of Vienna Art Nouveau: Otto Wagner and the City Trains

Explore Vienna’s Art Nouveau design with a personal, expert guide on a 3-hour, private walking tour of metro stations and architecture. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour as you discover the stories behind the buildings and monuments. Walk from the elegant pavilion at Karlsplatz to a series of Art Nouveau stations, and pause to visit a groundbreaking art museum and two apartment houses designed by Otto Wagner. Finish your tour at a pair of beautiful metro stations, including a tiny stop built just for the Emperor.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Half-Day History Walking Tour in Vienna: The City of Many Pasts

Go deep into Vienna’s rich history on a 3-hour, private walking tour with an expert guide. Explore the city’s iconic landmarks and local neighborhoods as you trace a route from the elegant Michaelerplatz to the culture-filled MuseumsQuartier. Learn about the legacies of Habsburg dynasties and the armies that have swept through the city; see 12th-century walls, humble churches and the soaring St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Discover the landmarks hidden within Vienna’s most fashionable districts, and enjoy the personal experience of visiting the city with a private guide.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Small Group 3-hour History Tour of Vienna Art Nouveau: Otto Wagner and the City Trains

Discover the Art Nouveau designs that weave through Vienna’s architecture with a 3-hour tour of the city’s turn-of-the-century metro stations and buildings. Learn about the origins of iconic landmarks and the architects that created them; stroll from the pavilion at Karlsplatz to the historic Stadtpark station and Kettenbrücke station. Pause to take in the gilded dome of the Secession building, and learn the design philosophy behind a pair of apartment houses. Finish your walking tour by visiting two final stations, including a gem-like royal station built just for the Emperor.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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