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Karl Johans Gate
Karl Johans Gate

Karl Johans Gate

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Sights and Museums, Landmark
Ranked #10 in Oslo things to do
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Karl Johans Gate, Oslo, Norway
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Accustom yourself to Karl Johans Gate, which is the name of the main street in Oslo, Norway. Named in honor of King Charles III John, you can engage in many of the city’s sights from this road that ... Read more
runs from the main railroad station to Norway’s Royal Palace. In the middle of Oslo Central Station and the Royal Palace, is the highest point where you can see both ends of Karl Johans Gate. Make your way to many of Karl Johans Gate’s attraction in Oslo, including the Palace Park, the National Theatre and the old University Buildings.

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Klang, Malaysia

We will stroll along the road and shop at Oslo's shopping precincts and the pedestrian street Karl Johans Gate.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

I naïvely did not realise that this was an outdoor shopping mall before I booked my trip! However, I did enjoy being so close to so many shops and getting to see it decorated for Christmas. I had a good evening window shopping, but overall, found many of the shops too expensive, too touristy (postcards and overpriced items with Norwegian flags all over them), or things I could get in the States (there was a Burger King!) I used this route to get from my hotel to the train station, happy to see it crowded with people, even into the late hours, so I never felt isolated or unsafe making this walk, but aside from that, the shops and restaurants that make up Karl Johans Gate weren’t interesting to me. There are far better restaurants and many other, more unique gift shops elsewhere in Oslo.
I will say, the place DOES look gorgeous at Christmas time!

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San Jose, California, USA

Oslo on Norway's Constitution Day. Everyone is in their bunads, flags everywhere, and a massive parade. Afterward everyone staysbin their traditional clothing and goes out to the marina to drink and party to techno. Surreal scene. Totally reccomend!

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Stockholm, Sweden

A stroll along Karl Johans Gate is a pleasant experience. You'll see shop after shop with a broad range of goods. A good mix of local cafés as well as more famous coffee chains. As most big cities, there are restaurants as McDonald's, but also smaller ones that definitely are worth dropping in on for a bite.

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Great street with everything you could want right in the middle of downtown Oslo. Not to mention it connects to parks and the palace!

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Berlin, Germany

It's a big Street with many hotels and shops. Nothing special.

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Bodo, Norway

Tip: have a look on the street up from the royal palace

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Lillestrom, Norway

As the main-street of Oslo it's nice, but be aware of the high prices!

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