Vienna is every culture buff’s dream. It only takes a walk down Mariahilfer Strasse, the city’s major shopping district, to understand why the Austrian capital is one of the centers of fancy shopping in Europe. The lovely window displays of boutiques and specialty shops make your shopping in Vienna a unique experience.
If you plan to browse through fashion sales, you must visit the historic center of Vienna. Small and compact, it is located exactly in the middle of Ringstrasse. There is no need to bring a car because you can walk the distances between major shopping venues.
For popular chains and renowned designer labels, visit the Graben and Rotenturmstrasse (U-Bahn: Stephansplatz), Kärntnerstrasse (U-Bahn: Karlsplatz), Kohlmarkt (U-Bahn: Herrengasse), Favoritenstrasse (U-Bahn: Süditrolerplatz), and Landstrasser Hauptstrasse (U-Bahn: Schlachthausgasse).
Art and antiques
If you are fan of antiques found in the streets around the Stephanplatz U-Bahn station, you will take pleasure in browsing through all types of picture and bureau clocks, some great pieces of Empire and Biedermeier furniture, and other excellent stuff. A Vienna shopping experience you will never forget.
Food markets and flea markets
People of Vienna have an old tradition of buying decorative goods and essentials directly at open-air markets. Rathaus (City Hall Square), Karlsplatz, and Brunnengasse are some locations that you cannot miss.
One of the pictures that come to mind with the mention of Vienna is mentioned is the delectable chocolate-topped Sachertorte. A trip to outstanding confectionery Vienna shops is a must even for people who do not consider themselves chocolate vultures.
We highly recommend the following sweets shops in Vienna: Xocolat (Palais Ferstel arcade), Grand Cacao (Schleifmühlgasse), Schokoladekönig (near St. Peter’s Church), and Sacher Confiserie (facing the State Opera House).