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“A must see in Oslo”
Review of Karl Johans gate

Karl Johans gate
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US$22.77*
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Ranked #21 of 389 things to do in Oslo
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Owner description: Oslo's bustling main street is filled with shops and cafes.
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A must see in Oslo”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

High energy and a vibrant city center with a pinch of history. I was staying just around the corner from Karl Johans gate, my first walk was on a Sunday, the place was full with people, local and tourists. Many restaurants have outdoor seating, makes for a great spot to people watch and enjoy the nice crisp weather. I made a point to walk down the Gate everyday before I went back to my hotel.

Visited June 2014
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“Trolls and knitwear”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Karl Johans Gate is the main shopping street in Oslo. At the lower end is the Central Station then it is a long slog uphill to the Royal Palace at the top. The lower half is pedestrianised where you will find a number of stalls set up selling iconic Norwegian goodies such as ugly looking trolls and knitted hats and jumpers. Further along you pass the Cathedral, some fast food joints and the Parliament (Stortinget). The street is great during the day but has a rough element after about 11pm.

Visited August 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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“A mix of everything”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

From clothes store, to street music and art to resturants, everything are at Karl Johans gate.

Tip for visitors: take lots of energy and money with you. It would be fun to enter all the shops and entertain yourselves watching the street artists.. Enjoy!

Visited May 2014
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Sarpsborg, Norway
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“Once a joy.”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

This is Oslos main street. At day time a joy, at Nights invaded by African hookers, con-artists, and beggars.
Still safe to walk, but bloody irritating.

Visited June 2014
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“A relaxed strip with good cafes”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

This is a nice place to have a coffee in the sun and watch the rest of Oslo watching itself. It is a good place to start your exploration of the city.

Visited June 2014
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