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Karl Johans gate

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Neighbourhood: Sentrum
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Address: Karl Johans Gate, Oslo, Norway

Oslo's bustling main street is filled with shops and cafes.

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Typical tourist high street, lots of choice for pubs, cafes and restaurants, although more expensive than alternatives on the outskirts of Oslo city. Authentic Christmas market... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Clare M
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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked up and down the street a few times during the course of our trip. There is plenty of variety of stores and eating establishments to enjoy on this route. In addition, there is the playhouse, parliament building, university and culminates in the castle at the end of the street. A definite must see street.

Thank Joan M
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful street to walk, lots of shopping and restaurants. There's a lot do and see on Karl Johans Gate.

Thank Germangirl22
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Typical tourist high street, lots of choice for pubs, cafes and restaurants, although more expensive than alternatives on the outskirts of Oslo city. Authentic Christmas market experience.

Thank Clare M
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's christmas now. So there are christmas markets and the decorations all down the street. Otherwise it's a tourist trap. Avoid this street at the weekend

1 Thank Mikeair80
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great path to make your way through the center of Oslo. It was a nice time with our three kids.

Thank Tracy S
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It starts from the Palace, passes by buildings which were the University of Oslo and Nathionaltheateret, Further Down one passes restaurants like HRC and one of the best shoppingmalls in the centre of Oslo, Paleet, and later on the Norwegian Parliament Building and then Egertorget With more expensive shopping opportunities. But then the street changes character, and one passes fastfood... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Given the amount of things to do near Karl Johans Gate, and proximity to two main train stations (mainly Oslo S), staying at a hotel near Karl Johans gate is highly recommended. The street itself is full of hotels, restaurants, and many clothing shops.

1 Thank megannau10
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Along this road you will find a diverse set of restaurants and shops. You can work from the castle to the tiger at Oslo Central Station. Great if you like going for a walk and enjoy window shopping (or actually buying something). The National Theater and many museums are also, naturally, close by this main street. Wide walkways, so easily... More 

1 Thank Alex M
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is your classic First World city shopping promenade–currently jam packed with Stan Smiths and Warby Parker sunglasses. I’m not a shopper, so my opinion of this street is pretty blah. Check it off your list just because you can, but if you are squeezed for time, there is nothing here that you haven’t seen in any other urban sprawl…unless... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a first time visitor to Oslo this is a good place to start. A long street that stretches from Oslo Station through to a large square behind the parliament building with lots of cafes and restaurants. There are lots of shops along the way.

Thank Phil J

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