Vienna Naschmarkt and Flohmarkt (Flea Market)6 August, 2009
The Naschmarkt is a massive market which extends for more than 500m along Linke Wienzelle between U4 stops of Kettenbruckengasse and Karlsplatz. See the following map to see the length of the market (indicated by the red line)
You can find all kinds of meat, fruits and vegetables at the western end of the market. This is also where you can get a quick bite for breakfast or lunch via the kebab and falafel stands.
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You can also buy Durians here – imported from Thailand and different types of olives and spices. Also huge pieces of bread and even an organic food supermarket.
Towards the eastern end of the covered market lies more fruit stalls. Fruits here tend to be cheaper than those in the covered market. There are also stalls selling Indian fabrics and jewellery and trashy trinkets. Don’t expect to buy any Vienna souvenirs here e.g. magnets, knick-knacks (unlike our earlier happy shopping experience at Budapest Great Market Hall), you will find more clothes here e.g. knock-off soccer jerseys.
The Flohmarkt is one of the best flea markets in Europe and is situated right after the Naschmarkt every Saturday. It was supposed to stretch for several blocks of stands hawking books, clothes, records, ancient electrical goods, old postcards, ornaments, carpets and many more, including what many would consider junk.
However it was raining when we visited, so there were significant less stalls. Note that each stall is assigned a lot. Some have carts and makeshift tables while others simply just dumped their wares on the floor to sell.
See the ‘antiques’ they sell – even helmets from past wars!
You can also find old washing machines here…
To see what you can find in the Naschmarkt, check out the following video.