Shopping on a budget? When you’re in Vienna you can always score good buys and finds without putting a strain on your wallet. If you have the time to browse through hundreds of wares and items (and as long as you know what you’re looking for), chances are you’ll have a fun time hunting around the many flea and local markets in Vienna. The Viennese love to haggle and there are plenty of places where they get to practice this fun sport. Aside from the popular Naschmarkt, Brunnenmarkt and Yppenmarkt, the city is practically littered with more of these shopping havens. Here’s a few more to add to your list of must-visit destinations:
Alt Wiener Flohmarkt. Tucked in Kettenbruckengasse near the Naschmarkt is another popular flea market lined with stall upon stall of goods and wares. There are antiques of all kinds from all over Europe – records, clothes, carpets, watches, ornaments – and they’re all just piled up on the street waiting for the right buyers.
Antiquitatenmarkt Am Hof. Buyers and those interested in antique books, prints, artwork and sheet music head to this open air market in Mariensaule. The market takes place from March to December.
Rochusmarkt. For fresh farmers’ produce, flowers and artisanal cheeses, there’s the Rochusmarkt between Landstrasser Hauptstrasse and Rasumofskygasse. The market is open from the early hours of 6:00 am and on weekends the food stands are open until 11:00 pm.
Temporarer Markt Freyung. If you’re looking for organic meats and vegetables then this flea market in Freyung is where you want to go. The stalls are open from Tuesday till Thursday and only from May until November every year.