Naschmarkt Vienna, also known as the ‘real Viennese market’, holds a lot of history and food. Here’s all the info for visiting the best market in Vienna.
Naschmarkt is located very much in the city centre of Vienna.
It’s just a short 15 minute walk from the famous St. Stephen’s Cathedral at Stephansplatz. So if you’re exploring the city by foot, it can easily be added into your itinerary.
The most convenient way to explore Vienna however, is to use the U-Bahn or underground railway.
You can buy a Vienna City Card in advance, which allows unlimited use of the city’s metro, tram, and bus lines. The Vienna City Card also gives discount to over 210 popular attractions.
Simply take the U4 line to Karlsplatz which pops you out right at the entrance to Naschmarkt.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
Naschmarkt Entrance Fee
Naschmarkt is completely free to browse around.
In fact the market stall owners request people to have a walk around and try the free samples in hopes of encouraging a sale!
Naschmarkt Opening Hours
Monday – Saturday: 6am – 9pm
Sunday – Closed
Best Time To Visit + Tips
Of course, as with any market in Europe, the best time to visit Naschmarkt is as early in the morning as possible.
Not only to beat the crowds, but to get first ‘dibs’ on all of the fresh produce on offer!
Saturday is naturally the busiest day to visit.
So unless you fancy the hustle and bustle of the Vienna locals, we recommend visiting on a week day.
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The History Of Naschmarkt Vienna
Naschmarkt is by far Vienna’s best-known market and is home to around 120 market stands and restaurants.
Operating since around the 1780’s, this original dairy farmer’s market has since become one of the hottest things to add to your Vienna itinerary.
Needless to say, it’s gone through many changes over the years.
Previously known as Kärntnertormarkt, because it ran alongside the Kärntnertorbrücke bridge, the market later spread along to reach Karlsplatz and the the area now beside the Vienna University of Technology.
It was also at one point the official fruit and veg market for imported goods arriving from the Danube river.
In the 1980s the market was modernized but many of the traditional buildings were kept.
Nowadays, it still stands proudly as a modern market with old fashioned roots.
What To Expect At Naschmarkt Vienna
You can find plenty of locally sourced produce and the shops are run by passionate, friendly locals.
As well as all of this, there are also many cute and quirky sit down cafes/restaurants to relax and enjoy some refreshment.
If you’re looking for a cheap and reputable guided tour of Naschmarkt, you should check out the Naschmarkt Food Tasting Tour.
Otherwise there is a full 4 hour food tasting tour of Vienna available, which includes a broader experience of the Austrian food culture.
On the 4 hour tour you get to visit a coffee house, a traditional market, a bakery, and an artisan chocolate shop. Also enjoying tastings of cheese, sausages, wine, and many other Austrian delicacies.
More than 100 stalls run along the street at Naschmarkt in total. And, although in the 1980’s the market was modernised, many of the traditional buildings were kept.
The majority of stands found at Naschmarkt Vienna are selling local produce. Whether it be herbs and spices, freshly picked fruit and vegetables or locally sourced cheese and olives.
There are also a few clothing and souvenir stands, as well as of course the traditional Sachertorte! This dense, delicious chocolate cake is an absolute must try in Vienna!
Luxury – Grand Hotel Wien
Only a 3-minute walk from theState and the famous Kärntner Straße Shopping Street, the luxurious Grand Hotel Wien offers 5 restaurants, 2 bars, a spa area, and a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of Vienna.
Valet parking and free WiFi are available as well.
The luxuriously-furnished rooms and suites in the Grand Hotel’s impressive historic building are equipped with elegant furniture, large modern flat-screen TVs with a selection of international channels, and coffee making.
Bathrobes and slippers can be found in the marblewith 2 washbasins.
Mid-Budget – City Pension Stephansplatz
The family-runis located in centre, a 2-minute walk from Saint Stephen’s Square, Schwedenplatz and Kärtner Straße Shopping Street.
The U1 and U3 metro stops are only 50 yards away, and the U4 metro stop is 150 yards away. Free WiFi is also available.
The newly-renovated rooms in Viennese style provide a flat-screen satellite TV, air conditioning, a minibar, an electric kettle and a bathroom with shower, hairdryer and free toiletries.
Budget – Boutique Hostel – Zum Goldenen Kegel
Set in the 16. Ottakring district in Vienna and occupying a 300-year old building, 1,000 yards from Wiener Stadthalle, Boutique Hostel, Zum Goldenen Kegel features free WiFi access.
The Thaliastraße Metro and Tram Stop (U6 and 46) is 250 yards away.
This family-run hostel provides comfort in a quiet and calm location with a garden and a yard for social interactions.
All rooms come with a flat-screen TV and a shared bathroom.
For more places to stay in Vienna, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.