The name Kohlmarkt comes from the Charcoal Market that was once found here but now it is home to some very expensive shops
and upmarket cafes and restaurants and is considered Vienna's most elegant shopping street. All the big brand names are represented here.
The composers Haydn and Chopin lived in houses here. The classic view on this street is of the domed entryway to the imperial palace complex of the Hofburg (as seen at the end of the street). As you can see, this famous shopping street in the city centre can be very crowded.