Vienna's most popular market, Naschmarkt, features more than 150 stalls and restaurants selling fruits and vegetables, meat, spices, baked goods, and just about any culinary delight you can imagine. It comes as no surprise, that it is also known as "Vienna's stomach".
You will find regional specialities next to Indian, Italian, or Oriental cuisine. The stalls also feature more and more organic produce. Since April 2018, the market takes place with a special theme every month. On and around the Naschmarkt you can find cafés and bars that are meeting points for the young and the old. Some stalls feature DJs on the weekends. Furthermore, a large flea market takes place right next to the Naschmarkt every Saturday. Around 400 commercial and private sellers offer their broad variety of goods.
While it started out inside the city, the initial market for agricultural goods was moved outside the city gates in 1774. People started using the name "Naschmarkt" around 1820, although it wasn't officially named so until 1905.
The Naschmarkt in its current shape was designed by Otto Wagner, and was opened in 1916. The characteristic stalls were erected during World War I, and are now under heritage protection. The flea market was moved to its present location in 1977.
How to get there
Naschmarkt is located between Karlsplatz and Kettenbrückengasse, and can easily be accessed on public transport. Subway lines U1, U2, and U4 stop at Karlsplatz, U4 also goes to Kettenbrückengasse.