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Karntner Strasse

Karntner Strasse was once the main road running south across town to Karnten (Carinthia), hence its name. Today, the view down the street is blocked at its Ring end by the silhouette of the opera house, and at the Stock-im-Eisen-Platz end by the modern Haas-Haus, which reflects the spires of the Stephansdom. At Stockim- Eisen-Platz there is a wooden block into which every passing apprentice ironworker used to drive a nail, in the hope that this would ensure his safe return. In the mid-section, at 7, stands the Malteserkirche (Church of the Knights of Malta). The Maltese Knights came to Vienna in the early 13th century, and the church remains under their jurisdiction to this day. The church walls display the coats of arms of the Grand Masters of the Maltese Order. Malteserkirche is one of the few older buildings in the street. When Karntner Strasse was widened during the 19th century, to transform it into the old town’s main artery, most of the buildings were demolished. Today, the pedestrianized street is one of Vienna’s most fashionable and expensive shopping streets. Here, you can shop at one of many exclusive boutiques, eat and drink in busy restaurants, bars and outdoor caf?s, and listen to street musicians or just watch others stroll by.

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