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“For the shopaholics”
Review of Karl Johans gate

Karl Johans gate
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Owner description: Oslo's bustling main street is filled with shops and cafes.
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Karl Johans gate is Oslo's main shopping street. Similar to Oxford Street in London, but Karl Johans gate is a shorter walk. While walking down this street, you will pass by the Oslo Cathedral and Parliament. At the end of the street, you will see the Royal Palace. I went to Oslo during the Easter public holidays and Karl Johans gate was crowded. Here you will find Scandinavian brands like Vero Moda, KappAhl, Lindex, Weekday and Cubus. If you are in Oslo this is a must visit. There is also a souvenir shop at the start of the street for you to buy a few gifts to take home.

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Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

I was concerned about the cost of Norway however I didn't find it overly expensive. Karl Johans Gate has a selection of national and international shops, the likes of H & M and Zara to name a few. Pleasant enough high street, the pedestrian area near the government building to the palace is filled with restaurants such as TGI's and is a good relaxing area to be in, also when I was there not too busy

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Reviewed March 15, 2014

Karl Johan's gate is nothing spectacular, but certainly worth the walk. If you enjoy people watching, you couldn't find a better place. Sure are many 'down and out' people begging on the street or asking you to buy a magazine. The stores are okay, but still quite expensive. Lots of restaurants along the way and good photo opportunities.

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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Karl Johans gate is Oslo's main shopping street. That is pretty much all it is though. At the end of the street you will find the royal palace, which is nice, but is a different attraction again. They have a couple of nice shops in this streets, like the Norwegian chocolate shop for example. Most of the other shops are just regular 'brand' shops, mainly for clothing.

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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Karl Johan is the main street in Oslo - at least by foot. It stretches from the central train station up to the royal palace, passing the government building and the church "Oslo domkirke" on the way.

Along the street you will find a nice selection of shops, including a few that you will also find elsewhere in the city. There is also a variety of dining places, most of them which includes outdoors seating in the warmer season.

On the way you will also pass the National Theater and a tiny park called "Spikersuppa" (soup of nails). In winter there is a small skating rank where you may rent skates, and in the summer you may find other kinds of entertainment.

Part of the street is for walking only, while the rest is open for cars. And by the way - there is no way you will manage to get lost in this street in the heart of the city center.

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