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Top Choice Notable Building in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt

Staatsoper

Few concert halls can hold a candle to the neo-Renaissance Staatsoper, Vienna's foremost opera and ballet venue. Even if you can't snag tickets to see a tenor hitting the high notes, you can get a taste of the archi…
Top Choice Opera in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt

Staatsoper

The glorious Staatsoper is Vienna's premiere opera and classical-music venue. Productions are lavish, formal affairs, where people dress up accordingly. In the interval, wander the foyer and refreshment rooms to ful…
Top Choice Museum in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt

Secession

In 1897, 19 progressive artists swam away from the mainstream Künstlerhaus artistic establishment to form the Wiener Secession (Vienna Secession). Among their number were Klimt, Josef Hoffman, Kolo Moser and Joseph …
Top Choice Museum in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt

Wien Museum

Home to 150,000 artefacts, the Wien Museum provides a fascinating romp through Vienna's history, from Neolithic times to the mid-20th century, putting the city and its personalities in a meaningful context. Exhibits…
Top Choice Church in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt

Karlskirche

Built between 1716 and 1739, after a vow by Karl VI at the end of the 1713 plague, Vienna's finest baroque church rises at the southeast corner of Resselpark. It was designed and commenced by Johann Bernhard Fischer…
Top Choice Market in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt

Naschmarkt

Vienna's aromatic Naschmarkt unfurls over 500m along Linke Wienzeile between the U4 stops of Kettenbrückengasse and Karlsplatz. The western (Kettengasse) end has all sorts of meats, fruit and vegetables (including e…
Top Choice Concert Venue in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt

Musikverein

The opulent Musikverein holds the proud title of the best acoustics of any concert hall in Austria, which the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra embraces. The lavish interior can be visited by 45-minute guided tour (in E…
Top Choice Cafe in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt

Vollpension

This white-painted brick space with mismatched vintage furniture, tasselled lampshades and portraits on the walls is run by 15 omas (grandmas) and opas (grandpas) along with their families, with more than 200 cakes …
Top Choice Market in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt

Flohmarkt

One of the best flea markets in Europe, this Vienna institution adjoining the Naschmarkt's southwestern end brims with antiques and Altwaren (old wares). Stalls hawking books, clothes, records, ancient electrical go…
Top Choice Coffee in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt

Café Sperl

With its gorgeous Jugendstil fittings, grand dimensions, cosy booths and unhurried air, 1880-opened Sperl is one of the finest coffee houses in Vienna. The must-try is Sperl Torte, an almond-and-chocolate-cream drea…