The Naschmarkt - Vienna - Austria

Diane Macdonald @dmcamera
· August 2019 · 4 min read · Austria · #marketfriday

It was November when I visited Vienna last year with my son and his girlfriend. There was a certain excitement in the air as the city prepared for Christmas and their Christmas markets. We were too early for those, but we did get to experience the awesome Naschmarkt, the most impressive market I have ever visited, at more than a kilometer long and with three rows of about 120 stalls and restaurants. The market dates back to the 16th century when farmers brought their produce to sell to the city people, and vendors sold goods from faraway places in the Austrian Empire. Nowadays, the market is a big tourist destination as well as a place for the locals to shop for just about everything they could need!


As it was winter, warm clothing was in abundance on the stalls.

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We were very fortunate that our Airbnb apartment was practically across the street from it, so once we parked our car it was parked for the duration of our stay! We walked everywhere from there, except for Saturday evening when we took a cab out to the suburbs to eat at a restaurant that had been recommended by a friend. It was worth the cab fare to save on the tourist rates for downtown dining!

The market opens daily six days a week, but like most stores in the city it is not open on Sundays, save for a few coffee stalls. We were fortunate to arrive in Vienna late on a Saturday afternoon , which means that we unfortunately missed the Flohmarkt though, a flea market held in the adjacent car park, and the largest and claimed as the best in all of Europe! They were clearing up the parking lot as we set off to explore the Naschmarkt.

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At the Naschmarkt, I was not disappointed in the variety of fruits and vegetables I saw all together in one location! Oh, for the luxury to be able to shop there on a regular basis!

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Of course, there was every kind of cheese (both local and imported), fish, meats, sausages, stuffed peppers and olives, nuts, grains, desserts and every other kind of food you can possibly dream up! We bought cheese, sausages and bread to have for breakfast the following morning!

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These dishes look good enough to eat!

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And who would not enjoy a cup of tea poured from one of these delightful teapots?

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Of course, it was not hard to find a souvenir to suit your tastes either.

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And because the Christmas season was fast approaching, there were Christmas decorations to be had too!

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The open sales of this product all over Europe was quite surprising to me. No! I did not shop there!

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It was getting close to the market closing time when we left, but the numerous restaurants stayed open later.

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I hope you have enjoyed this visit to the Naschmarkt in Vienna Austria. I finally got the images edited - and on a Friday too - just in time to post for @dswigle's #marketfriday!


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