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Naschmarkt is Vienna’s tongue, or tummy: the market where you can buy all kinds of fresh food items you can think of. It consists of two seemingly endless lines of stalls in permamnent buildings between two major streets, Rechte and Linke Wienzeile. There are fruit stalls, greengrocers, bakers, butchers, sweets stalls, Mediterranean antipasti stalls, oriental food, spices… anything a chef would wish for to prepare a fresh meal. There are also various options for snacks and takeaway meals. Be prepared to be addressed by any merchant you pass… but the Viennese are polite people.
Getting there: U4 to “Kettenbrücke” at the outer end, bus to “Verkehrsbüro/Secession”, or walk from Karlsplatz to the inner end.
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Naschmarkt is probably Vienna's most famous market. It has over a hundred and twenty stalls with a mouthwatering selection of foodstuffs, plus several cafes and restaurants.
On Saturdays there's also a huge flea market set up. Whether you're buying or just window shopping it's a great place to spend a few hours.
Of course it attracts tourists but it's also a place that local people go for their shopping and entertainment, so you can soak up some genuine Viennese culture.
Vienna's most popular market
Naschmarkt extends over 1.5 km and is the city's most popular, and therefore liveliest market. It dates back to as early as the 16th century, but it gained popularity towards the end of the 18th century after the city ruled that all fruits and vegetables brought to Vienna by land should be sold at Naschmarkt. Today, it mostly owes its ever increasing popularity to the wide variety of products available, ranging from exotic herbs and spices to cheese, wine and other such delicacies imported from all over the world, and also to the presence of some of Vienna's best delis and snack bars, where you can wash down a delicious sandwich with a local beer while watching people go by. It also includes a flea market where you can get plenty of cheap souvenirs. While you're in the area, you should also try looking for Nos. 38-40 Linke Wienziele, also known as the Wagner apartments. These were designed by Viennese architect Otto Wagner in 1899. No. 38 is decorated with an elegant gold pattern while No. 40, called Majolikahaus, features a lovely floral pattern in soft pink, green and blue.
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Open-air market in Vienna
Include a visit to Naschmarkt (open-air market) if you happen to be in Vienna on a Saturday morning. There are 3 reasons why I go there from time to time:
1) have a hearty breakfast with friends at the Deli or lunch in one of the restos there (even those across the street are great). When I was a student, my friends and I would meet there for breakfast to discuss our lessons. er- of course, with hangover because we usually had fun elsewhere on a Friday night. In here, you will find the lively Viennesse people. In many occasions, I have seen some famous Austrian personalities here. Nobody bother them so to each his own.
2) buy fresh vegetables, fruits, meats and seafoods at reasonable prices. what more - you can find all the spices in the world there and there are Asian shops too and a great teashop.
3) visit the flea market on the other side. one thing you should remember: haggle - but you've got to learn the Austrian way.
Before, the U-station was a meeting place of drug addicts (they're not causing trouble to passengers in Vienna) and during my last two visits there, I didn't see any haggard-looking folks. There are many strangers in this famous place so BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR WALLETS.
Visit the local largest market.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s Naschmarkt or any other market, Here is where you can get a slice of the local lifestyle! While strolling around, we bought some fresh spices like sage, marjoram, rosemary etc2. These kind of fresh spices are hard to find in our place. Also, They can be brought home and later microwave dried & be kept for a long time.
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A short City walk.
For the return by boat to Passau, we first have a short walk through the center. Despite that we have been here several times, it remains interesting. But for this city with its many palaces and parks, are a few days too short. A good tip for the fans, visit Spitbergen (Cafe - and art area) and the Naschmarkt (fruit - and vegetable market). Saturday's Naschmarkt is also a flea market.
And do not forget one evening in the wine town Grinzing. It is a noisy tourists happen but very pleasant.
In the area of Vienna are delicious wines like Gumpeldkirchen (white wine) and Vöslauer (red wine). This wine tastes good, so just do it
For a short visual impression of the City centre see my home made video Vienna, some impressions of the City.
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Vienna's most special market - the Naschmarkt
Who would think that in Vienna beside concerts, museums, collections, cafes and restaurants, the market may be an interesting program.
Each morning at six o'clock the gates are opened to a completely special culinary event, which is called typisch wienerisch, because of its special form. The Naschmarkt with its largest selection and most represented nations is The Market in Vienna.
Before 300 years already farmer goods were sold here. Today the offer on the "Standln" is almost impossible to catch. To the classicals such as fruit, vegetable, baking goods, meat or fish, also spice, tea, insertion and much more join from all over the world. In addition, decoration, eyeglasses, textiles, bags and even Asian arts and crafts or wood carving work are offered by the street vendors loudly for sale.
Even on weekend or on midweek, you arrive into Vienna, lets go inevitably to this famous market. On weekdays the market is really a coloured cavalcade of international and national specialities.
However, Saturday is an absolute highlight, when also a flea market works. With some fortune and patience, on the middle of the "Bric-a-Brac" castle we may find even values which cannot be evaluated .
If I have bad mood in Vienna, I always visit Naschmarkt: the perfect order of the pretty huts, the sight of vegetables and fruits always calms me, the multitude of the fragrances and the colours, the dutch concert buck me up. This market is really special, indeed magic, it is worth, to visit it without any purchase intention.
The joy of the shopping finds us easily in Vienna, let enough Euro be simply.
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VISIT THE FLOHMARKT (Fleamarket)
If you like to browse through antiques or just looking around for bargains or just wanting to spend the day/afternoon, then maybe you will like the Flohmarkt (near the Naschmarkt). Every saturday, there is a flohmarkt set up on the large parking lot next to the U4 Kettenbruckengasse train station. You will find all kinds of knick-knacks, antique stuffs, second-hand goods, etc., for sale (if the price is right). You can try your bargaining skills, just for fun.
NASCHMARKT: Naschens, bittschön!
I absolutely loved the Naschmarkt. It's a huge market near the city centre which is open daily except on Sundays. You will find everything you need here, from nice eateries to exotic fruit, from soap to spices or sunglasses. The smells and colours here are amazing! I especially liked all the spices sold here. Sooo colourful and nice!
Please note that the goods get more expensive the closer to town you get. At the market's end at Kettenbrückengasse you get the cheap stuff (clothes and food). At the other end there are the fancy fish stalls and even the vegetables are more expensive than on the other side.
One lane of the two lanes of the market is full of food stalls, in the other one there are cafes in little containers which serve great food and drinks. Nice atmosphere there!
One warning: The first time we visited was on a Friday early afternoon. It wasn't too crowded so we walked over the market and really enjoyed it here. The only thing which made me crazy were the pushy salesmen which started to talk to you at every booth you passed by. When we came back on a Saturday around noon the market was so packed with people that it took ages to walk through. All these people really made me aggressive. Better not visit when it's too busy (if you have a choice that is!)
So much to do, so little time to do it.
I guess I could write a number of things to do, one in each of these blocks but I would rather just list several things to do in Vienna:
- Visit Stephansdom, Vienna most prominent landmark (Cathedral)
---Visit the Catacombs here, they are unbelievable
- A trip to The Belvedere Museum (stop at the Salm Brau for lunch)
- Visit Hundertwasserhaus, multicolored apartments, a fun place to visit.
-Schonburnn, former summer resident, museum, garden
-Votivkirche, church built in 1855, near the University area.
-Kapuzinergruft , crypt here served as the Habsburgs burial place
-Naschmarkt, this is more than just a flea market. A must walk.
-Mariahilfer Strasse, the citys main shopping street.
-Stephan Platz, the heart of the town. Action, something always going on
-Misikfilmfest, in front of the Vienna Town Hall, in July and August
- Stop at a tea house, or stop for a drink, people watch, relax.
-Go for a walk (Opera Area, "The Rings around the town)
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A feast (not only) for your eyes
The Vienna Naschmarkt is a great outdoors market. Produce vendors from Austria alongside many from the middle east present their products here. The most fascinating thing about it is: you can find stuff you would not find anywhere else. Great varieties of oils, vinegars, dried fruits and berries........ a great source for gifts (one booth is just dedicated to Sauerkraut). Also between the booths you have great little eateries. Some of them have been transformed into great hang-out spots. People just meet at the Naschmarket for a glass of wine in the afternoon or just for coffee.
On Saturdays only one part of the Naschmarkt transforms into THE fleamarket - where you still can get great deals.
Visit a flea market - Naschmarkt
There are a number of markets where you can buy fresh vegetable, food, desserts, arts and crafts, etc., but the Naschmarkt is a Viennese institution which dates back to the 16th century (On Saturdays, Vienna's major flea market sells anything from junk to antiques to early birds). Located on the Wienfluss (Vienna's second river), the Naschmarkt is a unique mixture of Austrian traditions and oriental influences...kind of like Viennese attitude meets bazzar mentality. it's a great place to shop for goodies and to have lunch at one of the many stalls, coffee shops and restaurants.
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This historical market (I think it was first established in the 1930s) is pretty large and long. Great funHere you'll find cafe's and shops selling all sorts of food items from cheeses to olives to sweets to fresh seafood. There are also several eating places where you can get food for cheap. We had one of the best doner kebabs ever here.
As we were there in January, the market didn't open till as late as was advertised in a tourist brochure we had. It was dead quiet by 8.00 pm. Probably much better to visit in the summer time of course.
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Visit the NaschMarkt
During the week this market sells fruit and veg but on Saturdays it's fleamarket day and there are all the usual stalls selling secondhand bits and bobs - old clothes, and toys and bric-a-brac etc etc etc!
Open Mon - Fri 6am-6.30
Naschmarkt - everything fresh and Yummy!
There is quite a number of markets where you can buy fresh vegetable and asorted tidbits. But Naschmarkt is arguably more than that: it is a Viennese institution dating back to the 16th century.
The location itself is spectucular: Wienfluss, Vienna's second river, was roofed over during the 19th century. Some dealers put up their stalls on top of this roof and that was that.
Today, Naschmarkt is a unique mixture of Austrian traditions and oriental influences. Viennese shrewdness meets bazar mentality. It is a great place to shop for goodies and to have lunch at one of the many stalls, coffee shops and restaurants.
Saturdays, Vienna's major fleemarket sells anything from junk to antiques to early birds.
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