The many faces of Karlsplatz

Christmas market, tango studio, bar mile, stage for buskers, open-air cinema – the area in front of Charles Church is sometimes quiet, sometimes an eccentric stage and sometimes a fairground for the whole city. 


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    Wien Museum

    The Wien Museum is a "universal museum" dedicated entirely to the city of Vienna and its history. The exhibitions touch on everything from the history of the city, art and fashion to everyday culture from all ages, from the first settlement to the present day. The special exhibitions are devoted to topics such as "Sex in Vienna" or photos of the city "from above".

    ©Wien Museum
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    Heuer am Karlsplatz

    Garden. Restaurant. Bar. This is the short summary of the Heuer am Karlsplatz, which has not only has a lot to offer gastronomically. The restaurant focuses on organic, regional suppliers. The barman constantly thinks about what he could conjure up with his over 350 different spirits. And in the garden, the Verein KarlsGarten looks after an urban gardening showpiece that aims to create awareness and create a small oasis in the middle of the city centre.

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    Like so many restaurants in Vienna, this is closely linked to the city's long history. The "cultural exchange" at this place began during the siege of the Turks in 1683, during which people exchanged their belongings for food - incidentally, also the beginning of the Viennese coffee house culture. Now it is almost a musical wine tavern in a central location with a pavement café, great wines and organic snacks.

    ©Philipp Lipiarski
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    The "brut" is not only named after the dry sparkling wine, but also after the Viennese term for "a group of people whose behaviour is perceived as outrageous". The open stage is located in the left wing of the Künstlerhaus and is thus also a direct neighbour of the Wiener Musikverein. The venerable walls - which have been under this name since 2006 - are a gathering place for new theatre, dance and performance. The bar in brut (burt) is also a trendy meeting place for the independent artist scene in Vienna.

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