As a frequent visitor to Vienna I have to say that I do love visiting the Saturday Flea Market held near to the Naschmarkt adjacent to Kettenbruckengasse underground station. Winter or summer regular as clockwork just outside the centre of the city near the U4 station is where they hold in Vienna an extensive flea market.
Well worth a visit for at least a few hours with a huge range of items from cheap second hand clothes to some more expensive antiques and paintings but as ever anywhere in the world ‘buyer beware’ .
Some interesting regular characters manning many of the stalls help to make it for me. It can easily take a couple of hours wandering up and down the rows checking out sea of ever-changing vast variety of items on sale.
Flea Market Fun For All
At times you wonder where on earth the items all come from and other articles you see you wonder who on earth would want to buy it in the first place? This busy and bustling market where the chatter is mainly in a Viennese dialect but with an ever-increasing Slavic influence heard more recently.
Along with a backdrop of some fine examples of Viennese Art Noveau buildings if the bargains on sale do not grab your attention then these apartment buildings lining will.
I would recommend going as early as you can to the flea market , however the market is held throughout the day and with plenty of coffee shops and wurstel or sausage stands you are sure to be refreshed and ready to continue your market shopping tour or back into the city that is only one stop away on the underground.
Or you may prefer to walk back to the centre to Karlsplatz taking the route straight through the magnificent and colourful food market. With kiosks piled high with fruit, vegetables, spices counters showing off meat and even some live fish you will not notice the time as you walk back through the over 120 stalls as the workers vie for your attention with calls or offering food samples to try.
With such an extensive transport system in the city you only need to buy a day ticket and it allows you to use the buses, trams underground and also some trains that run around the city too.
You need to look for the green line or the U4 underground and the quick and efficient service will have you at the flea market schneller!