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Karl Johans Gate, Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the central pedestrian walkway that bridges Oslo S Central train station to the royal palace. Here are shops galore, cafes and restaurants, and most downtown hotels are nearby. This is the real original Oslo. Grand Hotel along here is where the Bohemian crowd...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you only have one day in Oslo, I'd say walking the karl johans street from the royal palace down till the end can do it. You'd see much sights, encounter shops (including souvenir ones) and get a feel of the city

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

You cannot visit Oslo without walking on Karl Johans gate. It is a must and it is nice. A lively and very broad nerve through the center of Oslo. Shops and restaurants to be found everywhere. A nice place to shop is PALEET - a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

Beautiful street , you can see the lovely view from both end of the street, nice places to eat and drink on this street with nice hotels. Also nice shops and stores with wide choice particularly Norwegian Wool clothes

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ghanshyam1949
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Karl Johans gate connects the Royal Castle, in one end of the street, with Oslo S Central staion. In between you find lots of shops, restaurants, bars, hotels, the Parliament, the National Theatre and the little park in between the two last mentioned buildings.It's just...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

This is a very long road; you'll find the Central Station along it and at the top, the Royal palace. It's shops and restaurants/cafes galore here, but I personally think there are better restaurants even just off this main road. Be careful of your belongings...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

One of the grand boulevards of world cities. Assisted by Oslo's approach to keeping cars out of the CBD. Active day and much of the night. But turn right or left and you will find an equally interesting Oslo. Re trace the streets described in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jagsjg
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This shopping street, so famous and Oslo's people calling it their parade street. Just leave it. Beggers and cheaters everywhere and the street is full of hustlers and pickpockers. No fun shops either - and last but not least. Unless you come to Oslo without...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank bj_rnegilt
Reviewed September 30, 2018

We walked this repeatedly on our way to/from the train station and other attractions. It's a nice walk, takes you past a photogenic church, a nice park, several attractions. We popped in to a few stores, but everything is so expensive in Norway, we didn't...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Karl Johans Gate is the main, mostly pedestrian, street in Oslo. The atmosphere is different during the day, the eveninng and at night. You must walk several times at different hours.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from Dale_A_65 | Reviewed this property |
I stayed here during the summer (late June). Two nights a week they had some sort of summer dance party going on. It was terribly noisy because of the constant thumping of the bass from the music. If I recall correctly, when... More