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“Great for People Watching”
Review of Kaerntnerstrasse

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Owner description: One of the city's most popular shopping streets.
Boynton Beach, Florida
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“Great for People Watching”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Kaerntner Strasse - from St Stephens Cathedral (hold your pocketbook close to you)... to the Opera - this is a touristy, yet fun place to enjoy in a leisurely way. One of the highlights for me was the Swarowsky store where they often have sales. I've bought presents here that cost less than half of what I would have paid in the Boca Raton mall store! My husband enjoyed sitting outside and people-watching while I explored some of the stores. It is a great place to walk on a summer evening when it s a bit cooler and lovely when lighted. If you are near the Opera House, walk into the subway station for a few good chuckles (I won't give it away!).

Visited July 2013
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Malaga, Spain
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“Good Shopping”
Reviewed 23 August 2013

Kaerntnerstrasse has very good shopping with a variety of shops and not all of them are expensive. There are also many eating places here so one can sit down and refresh oneself between shopping.

Visited August 2013
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Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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Reviewed 10 May 2013 via mobile

If you love shopping you must come here...take some of the side roads as well...and enjoy the sights of the numerous beautiful buildings along the way.

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“Very pleasnat street leading to cathedral”
Reviewed 25 March 2013

Walk on the street and you can reach the cathedral and opera house. Many souvenir shops and hot dog vendors. Hot dog on the street is very tasty. It is also nice to walk on this street in the evening with lights on.

Visited March 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“Nice shopping/dining area between St. Stephens and the State Opera”
Reviewed 18 March 2013

Most will eventually spend time in or along Kärntner Straße (kaernterstrasse), which is both a tourist friendly street for visitors as well as a functional and famous shopping street in Central Vienna. Kaerntnerstrasse runs south of Stephensplatz and St. Stephens church, linking this area to the State Opera and eventually the Karlsplatz area and is a pedestrian friendly way.

There is plenty of shopping for international fashion and clothing brands as well as souvenirs along much of Kaerntnerstrasse. A good shopping mall, called the Ringstrassen-Galerien, which can be accessed near the State Opera House is a good option if the weather is unfavourable outside.

You can also find quite a few konditorei, cafe and a few bar options along Kaerntnerstrasse with indoor and alfresco dining areas. These include institutional names like Gertsner, L.Heiner and Hotel Sacher. You can also find fast food, franchise coffee shops, street vending kiosks and other quick bites as well while in this area.

Overall, we feel Kaerntnerstrasse window shopping is nice in this area and that it can be enjoyably lively here, similar to nearby Graben Street. It might seem busy at certain times of the day but its nothing like Asian cities in terms of crowds so its fine in our view. However, we've not been too impressed with the dining along this area, having enjoyed our restaurant and konditorei experiences much better in other ares of the city center.

Visited March 2013
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