Along with other top shopping destinations in Europe, Vienna offers an exciting shopping scene. Indeed, the wide variety of available goods wows foreign visitors, giving them a memorable Vienna shopping experience. Below are some of the best Vienna shops:
Altmann & Kühne
You will find here the smallest homemade confections and chocolates. Made with premium ingredients and packaged in intricate artistic containers, these unmatched sweets are ideal gift items. Graben 30 Vienna 1010 • 1-533-0927.
Graben got its name when a ditch ran along a wall erected on its current site way back in the Roman Empire. It stretches from Kohlmarkt to St. Stephen’s and is now one of Vienna’s most exclusive addresses. The most popular feature is the wonderful plague column or Pestsaeule completed in 1692 to commemorate the great plague of 1679. Graben Vienna 1010.
J & L Lobmeyer
J & L Lobmeyer is one of the oldest Vienna shops, featuring world-class porcelain and crystal. You can find their splendid chandeliers Arabian and European palaces, the New York Metropolitan Opera, and the Kremlin. You will also find in this shop an interesting crystal and porcelain museum on the third floor. Kaerntner Strasse 26 Vienna 1010 • 1-512-0508.
Naschmarkt used to be the only place in Vienna where people could get a good range of international food. While it has lost some of its exclusivity, Naschmarkt is still Vienna’s most extensive multicultural market. Wienzeile, Kettenbrücke Vienna 1040.
Oesterreichische Werkstaetten is an arts and handicrafts co-operative with products that match the philosophy and ideals of the Vienna Secession. Their products are characterized by maximum functionality with excellent aesthetic values. Prices range from the cheap to the insanely expensive. Kaerntner Strasse 6 Vienna 1010 • 1-512-2418.
Saba Song features major contemporary men’s and women’s fashion by well-known international designers. This Vienna shop also offers a nice selection of accessories such as hats, shoes, perfume, handbags, and jewelry. The pop decor gives a 1950s air, further enhancing your shopping experience. Praterstrasse 11-13 Vienna 1020 • 1-532-2858.