Vienna - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?

You can find nice antiques here. There are a lot of nice local yarns and wool if you are into fiber arts. - Sep 2022

Sure, but it'll cost you. I would recommend buying a dirndl and/or lederhosen; I wore mine a lot to different festivals! - Sep 2021

Oh, yes. Now, whether you can afford it depends on what you want to buy. Snow globes were invented in Vienna, so they make for a nice souvenir. - Jul 2018

This is not a shopping post. Stores close by 8 PM on weekdays, 6 PM on Saturdays, and are closed all day on Sundays. Bratislava is an easy trip for a Sunday shopping fix; and Prague has stores and a mall filled with European labels (and they are open on Sundays). - Nov 2017

I prefer experiences (and there are many to be had here). Specialty local items -all I can think of are snowglobes (invented here), lederhosen and dirnls, wine. - Mar 2015

Julius Meinl coffee, antiques at the Vienna flea market on Saturdays at the Naschmarkt, great white wine (Grunerveltliner). - Jul 2014

All sorts of cultural experiences (opera, ballet, etc.)...and regional travel. - Mar 2014

Dirndls and Lederhosen. - Aug 2013

I am not that much of a shopper, but I do enjoy the flea markets and antique stores. I know other people who shop for clothes and such here, but I just think that's nuts. Crazy expensive and poor quality. - May 2013

Travel, nights out on the town, concerts. - Jan 2013

Local travel. - Aug 2011

Experiences more than items. Music classes, instruments, tours,and trips to see the rest of Europe. Wonderful locally-grown (and very healthy) food, but it is expensive. - Aug 2011

Tourist kitsch; antiques; art; clothing; food. - Aug 2009

Crafts at Christmas markets; Polish pottery. - Aug 2009

Glassware, ceramics and art, sightseeing -- which can also be very cheap if you wish. - Jul 2009

None. - May 2008

Well, not local, but Polish pottery. They also have these Easter markets with an unbelievable amount of lavishly decorated eggs. - Apr 2008

I have never been able to realize what that item could be. - Jan 2008

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