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

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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