Though you will find several malls, most of the
shopping is offered by individual stores located along pedestrian-only streets. Among the best
shopping locations are the following. (Our shopping map shows these streets
using a symbol to denote the street )
Kohlmarkt, which starts near the Hofburg, is only a
block long, but has some interesting shops (and the Demel pastry shop)
Follow Kohlmarkt to Graben and turn right (south) for
several blocks of fine shopping that lasts to the Stephansplatz, which
several exclusive stores.
From there, turn right on Kartner Strasse for
wall-to-wall shopping all the way to the Opera. You could spend hours in the
shops here and that may appeal to some.
Across from the Opera you will find the Ringstraße Gallerien , an indoor
luxury mall that has a number of exclusive stores. Of course, there is
some shopping along the Ringstrasse, but nothing as interesting as along Kartner Strasse.
If you are a "trendy" shopper and want to wander outside of the Old Town
(highly recommended) then head for Mariahilfer Strasse, one of the city's
longest and most interesting shopping venues.
Tip: Most subway station have a floor filled with shops, mostly featuring
food, pastries, drinks and other treats and these are good places to grab a
snack if your schedule is tight or if you want to take a sandwich and picnic.
Naschmarkt, one of the most popular of the outdoor markets in the
city, is located along the Wien River. Foods of various types have
been sold here for over four centuries.
Largely a market for fruits vegetables,
breads, meat and seafood, it has market stalls on one side and a string a
bistros and restaurants on the other.
The Naschmarkt is a great place to buy some bread and fruit for a snack
to take back to the hotel, or to gather the fixings for a picnic. The
selection of produce seems to be strong all day long.
On Saturdays, Vienna's largest flea market is held just down the street
from the Naschmarkt stalls.
The Naschmarkt is located between Linke Wienzeile/ Naschmarkt and Rechte Wienzeile
and open weekdays until the early evening. It closes earlier on Saturdays,
although the restaurants stay open later in the evening.
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