Markets have always been places of encounter and exchange. That’s why the old saying goes: “You’re smarter when you come from the market.” Everything new and interesting was learned here.

Today, markets and weekly markets are once again popular places to meet and exchange ideas. They are experiencing a real boom. Markets offer the opportunity to buy regional products, meet friends or be inspired by the special atmosphere.

Here you can feel the local color of a city and move among the locals. And the regional products on offer are often great gift ideas or souvenirs.


The Naschmarkt is the most famous of Vienna’s markets. Fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and fish products are offered here, as well as fresh bread, flowers, spices and herbs, cheese and many specialties. These include numerous pubs and restaurants with mainly outdoor seating.

There has been a market here since 1780, but it was known as the “Aschenmarkt” at the time. It has borne the name “Naschmarkt” since around 1820, making it probably the oldest market in Vienna.

The market stretches from the south-western end of Karlsplatz to Kettenbrückengasse and is located above the Vienna River. At this end, the market is extended every Saturday with a flea market. The Naschmarkt itself is open daily from Monday to Saturday.

Anyone visiting the Naschmarkt should definitely take a look at the Linke Wienzeile along the market. There are beautiful Art Nouveau houses here, whose facades make for great photo opportunities. At the beginning of Linke Wienzeile (Karlsplatz) you will also find the Secession with the world-famous Beethoven frieze by Gustav Klimt.

Fountain market

If you visit the Brunnenmarkt, you can not only shop inexpensively, but also enjoy the multicultural flair. Numerous bars and restaurants line the Brunnenmarkt, which has become a hip meeting place for young people in particular.

Originally there was already a market on Yppenplatz around 1830, which today marks the northern end of Brunnenmarkt. The market now stretches over 948 meters to Thaliastrasse.

Here you will find everything your heart desires. Regional as well as southern specialties, fresh fruit and vegetables, spices, cheese, but also souvenirs and art. You should take your time here and enjoy the atmosphere.

The Brunnenmarkt is open daily from Monday to Saturday. The best way to get there is to take the U6 subway line and get off at the “Thaliastraße” station.

Carmelite market

The Karmelitermarkt in Vienna’s 2nd district is a market that has become very popular. Compared to the Naschmarkt and Brunnenmarkt, however, it is less frequented.

The market area is divided into two parts: The permanent part has fixed stalls and is open from Monday to Saturday. The other part is only open on Fridays and Saturdays and is reserved for farmers and traders with local products. Especially on Saturday mornings, you can watch the hustle and bustle here and buy fresh bread, cheese, fresh fruit and vegetables and regional products from honey to wine.

Markets around the Carmelite quarter have been documented since the 17th century. The current location has been used as a marketplace since 1910.

The Karmelitermarkt is only a 10-minute walk from our two Viennese hotels, the IMLAUER Hotel Wien and the IMLAUER Hotel Nestroy.