Flea markets, known in German as Flohmarkt, are a great way to use up your remaining cash at the end of a holiday and a chance to find a unique souvenir. Early birds can wander the long stretch of Naschmarkt to find an antique bargain before the sun rises, or make like a local and head to Riesenflohmarkt, where weird and wonderful items are waiting to be discovered.
Open year round, rain or shine, this flea market runs every Sunday between 8am and 1pm. In the lesser-known suburban 12th district of Vienna, this authentic market has more of a local vibe than the Naschmarkt. Chaotic and cluttered, this market will force you to forage and dig deep for gems – you never know what may be lurking at the bottom of the piles of clothes, toys and bric-a-brac. You won’t have to fight fellow tourists for treasures in this market and the prices are as cheap as they come.
Set up with the aim to prevent waste in Vienna, this wonderful bazaar, located at the city’s depot site, contains true bargains and unique curiosities. Vintage furniture and unusual pieces of crockery are among the wide selection of wonders available here, where items have been given a second lease of life. These items are constantly changing, bringing people back time after time in search of a jewel.
An annual spring market in the swanky Döbling district of Vienna is the Fruhjahrsflohmarkt Obkirchergasse. Family-friendly fun is part of this event, with activities such as face painting and circus performances taking place. Rummage around the stalls to find something special to take home.
This fashion-focused market, run by the Meins wird DEINS community, crops up from time to time throughout the year – keep checking their Facebook page regularly to find out when the next event is coming up. Discover vintage garments at thrifty prices and enjoy the coffee and cake sold at the stalls.