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Vienna is well known for being a European capital whose residents are mad about music—be it classical, techno, and everything in between. Here are some of the best record stores in and around the city where music lovers can browse and pick up the latest releases and favourite classics.
This charming record store in the picturesque city of Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, doubles up as a café. Sip on a delicious cup of coffee while searching for records. Selling both new and second-hand vinyls, this cosy joint also puts on ‘in store sessions’. Every Friday at 7 pm, DJs are invited to the decks and locals come out for an evening of drinks and dancing.
Griller stocks an obscure selection that will delight collectors who want to add some unusual records to their shelves. 1970s and 1980s second-hand indie, pop, punk, and wave as well as a huge collection for metal heads. Prices are generally pretty high, but customers can try their hand at haggling.
Griller Records, Magdalenenstraße 21, Wien, Austria, +43 664 1125542
Best for house and electronica—genres that Vienna is particularly fond of—TONGUES is perfect for those who like to party. Be sure to check the opening hours as they vacation in the summer.
TONGUES, Kirchengasse 27, Wien, Austria, +43 1 2369291
Black Monk lives on Neubaugasse, one of Vienna’s coolest streets, and it has an impressive collection of second-hand jazz, blues, rock, metal, punk, new wave, reggae, soul/funk, and classical records.
Black Monk, Neubaugasse 51, Wien, Austria, +43 664 1273979
Scout Records has a laid-back, thrifty vibe. Selling second-hand vinyls and CDs, there are plenty of bargain bins to search through.
Scout Records, Capistrangasse 3, Wien, Austria, +43 664 1014557