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Karlsplatz
Karlsplatz

Karlsplatz

8.131 reviews
Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Plaza
Ranked #8 in Munich things to do
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Karlspl. 1, 80335 München, Germany
+49 89 23300
http://www.muenchen.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/orte/120328.html
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If your tourist side yearns for a timeless walk into the Old City of Munich, venture no further than Karlsplatz (Stachus). Named in 1797 for Elector Karl Theodor, the locals know the square as ... Read more
Stachus. Karlsplatz showcases the best in German architecture, sculptures and pedestrian culture from the 14th century all the way into the 21st. Karlstor, a gothic gate, still stands from 1301, along with Kaufhof, the first post-WWII department store in Munich. Stachus underground hides a modern shopping center, and the Palace of Justice (Justizpalast) looms large and supremely columned on the square's west side. Come see why Karlsplatz is an attraction for locals and tourists alike.

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A great place to hang out with your family and friends. shopping high street, Christmas market, good restaurants are there... just go enjoy the building and it's architecture, eat drink and shop

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Foster City

Karlsplatz is nice square in Munich with the big fountain. As you walk east about one block from the main train station you will see it. On the east side of it,a gothic gate of the demolished medieval fortification and the rondell buildings on both sides next to the gate.

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Reading

Square to the west of the town centre named apparently after a former innkeeper who lived nearby

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Karlsplatz is at the other end of the pedestrian walk beginning at Marienplatz. It is also served by the subway line. When we were in Munich my wife and I went clothes shopping and many of the contemporary shops like H&M and Benetton were around here.

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Paranaque

When I visited Munich recently for the christmas market, I thought Marientplatz was the first square after the train station so I proceeded to walk despite the snow. That was when I realized I was in Karlsplatz because some of the christmas market stalls started here. I love the square with all the shops and a skating rink during december. At the entrance to this square there is an attractive looking gate called Karl's Tor. Nearby there is an interesting spitting fountain

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Halifax

A nice open space at the city gates. Lots of locals congregate here, and seem to use it as a meeting place.

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Local from Munich

Karlsplatz (or Stachus) is the perfect place to start a shopping trip. From there you go in the pedestrian zone with a lot of shops.

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Local from Munich

nice place to enter the city center of Munich. The McDonalds at this place used to be the most frequented McD store in Europe.

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San Francisco

I remember this being a nice open pedestrian mall full if locals.

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Local from Munich

Der Startpunkt der shoppingmile von München. Zur Weihnachtszeit perfekt für Glühwein und Schlittschuh laufen.

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Braunschweig

Als Tourist ist es meiner Meinung nach ein Muss ein Foto vor dem Karlstor zu machen. Es sieht wunderschön aus.

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Mantua

una bellissima piazza, piena di gente e con una fontana enorme, posta alla fine della pedonale principale di monaco

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Kathmandu

Sehr schön

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Erkelenz

Verkehrsreicher Platz; Geschäftspassage darunter

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