Located between Karlzplatz and Kettenbruckengasse
Monday - Friday 6:00 - 19:30
Saturday 6:00 - 18:00
I'm having a hard time writing this because I'm overly excited just thinking about Naschmarkt. It's one of my go- to places to visit when friends and family come here. And honestly, one of my favourite places in the city to visit on my own. Simply put. It is amazing. Think about this: Gigantic, openair market, filled with fresh produce, seafood, meat, cheese, olives, spices, wines, flowers, falafels, scarves, clothes, wallets, everything your heart could ever desire. AND all of that goodness is alongside numerous delicious restaurants, ranging from Chinese, Austrian, Mediterranean, Italian, Vietnamese and more. AND all of that sweet stuff is just a stone throw away from the flea market (only on Saturdays), filled with all the bargains that could send any thrifter into a crazed frenzy (daz me every time I go).
Not to mention in the area surrounding Naschmarkt, there are so many amazing asian markets where I can buy all of the asian goods I'm deprived of like rice, kim chi, mochi ice cream, miso and nori. Thank God, for Vienna being an international city!
The flea market:
Kettenbruckengasse, 1060 Wien
Saturday 06:30 - 18:00
Now to the good stuff. Think about this: Rows and rows of tents, filled to the brim of stuff: books, cameras, clothes, vases, shoes, purses, home goods, knives, tea cups, plates, mirrors, furs, jewellery, furniture, toys. All of it. If you go early enough, you get to pick from the best of the merchandise but if you go later, right before the vendors start cleaning up, you can haggle the price even lower cause they want tot get rid of all their goods. But no matter what time you go, haggle them or you will be haggled. It's a glorious, glorious place to go if your a thrifter by nature and like to score a nice deal.
On this particular day, we went later in the day, so a lot of the tents were already torn down BUT we did score the cutest tea cup you ever did see!
And finally some Naschmarkt Tips so you can thrive, little flower:
1. Make sure you've got your euros. It's all they accept in the market and at the flea market and you don't want to be the one window shopping.
2. Saturdays are the most crowded and packed days but embrace it because that's flea market day and you have to experience it!
3. Hold on tight to your purses and man bags, it gets pretty crowded and you don't want to be a victim of pick-pocketing.
3. Haggle, haggle, haggle and get a good deal on your treasures!
4. After all the haggling, sit down to have lunch at a restaurant (Papa's is a delicious mediterranean joint and so is Neni's) and celebrate your thrifting victory.
5. Enjoy all of the beauty Naschmarket has to offer and have fun!