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Naschmarkt In Vienna – A Complete Guide

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.

How To Get To Naschmarkt

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

It is free to visit Naschmarkt and 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!

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In we go to Naschmarkt Vienna

Naschmarkt Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday: 6am – 9pm.

Sunday: Closed.

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All the cheeses

Best Time To Visit Naschmarkt

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.

What To Pack

Photography Camera

Tripod

Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle

Sunscreen

Lightweight Rain Jacket

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The sweet stuff

Naschmarkt Vienna History

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.

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Exploring through the fresh fruit market
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At Naschmarkt Vienna, there are a lot of mediterranean snacks

What To Expect At Naschmarkt

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!

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Cultural clothing and souvenirs at Naschmarkt Vienna
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Natural spices for any cuisine

Where To Stay In Vienna

Luxury

Grand Hotel Wien

Only a 3-minute walk from the Vienna State Opera 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 facilities.

Bathrobes and slippers can be found in the marble bathroomwith 2 washbasins.

Mid-Budget

City Pension Stephansplatz

The family-run City Pension is located in Vienna citycentre, 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.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight.

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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