Shopping in Vienna
Shopping is a pleasure in Vienna - elegant boutiques, department stores and speciality shops are clustered in the city center as well as the surrounding districts, interspersed with cafes and bars for those necessary breaks.
The most fashionable shopping streets can be found in the city center, mostly pedestrianized such as Kärntnerstrasse and Graben. Towards the west of the center, the popular Mariahilfer Strasse caters to virtually every need, followed by the district around Neubaugasse which is dedicated to alternative and trendy shopping.
For larger scale shopping expeditions in Vienna, various malls can be found around the city center (such as Ringstrassen Galerien near the opera house or Lugner City near Westbahnhof) as well as towards the outskirts of the city (mainly SCS - Shopping City Süd and SCN - Shopping City Nord).
A visit to Vienna definitely is not complete without discovering some of the diverse city markets, which provide very good insights to the everyday lives of Viennas inhabitants. Ranging from Naschmarkt, probably Viennas most popular market, to the multicultural Brunnenmarkt where turkish and levantine delights can be found.
For shopping groceries and products for your everyday needs, several large supermarket chains (both discounters and upmarket ones) can be found as well as smaller independent stores.
Most shops are open Monday to Friday 9h00 till 18h00 and Saturday 09h00 till at least 17h00 (opening hours limited by law). Supermarkets generally have longer hours, ranging from 7h00 or 8h00 till 19h00 or 20h00, depending on location and company.
Catering to the high demand for afterhour shopping in Vienna (though mainly for groceries), there are a few opportunities: Most of the gas stations provide - sometimes fairly large - grocery and convenience stores (7x24hrs). Furthermore you can find extended opening hours at railway stations and the airport
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