5 farmers' markets you shouldn't miss in Vienna
Karmelitermarkt is simply the best. It opened in 1891 but was destroyed during World War II. It became cool again around the year 2000. Since 2008, there is a special slow food area here. Visit on Saturdays when the local farmers sell their produce here until 1 pm.
A new metro line (number two) has accelerated the gentrification of the neighbourhood near Prater, which used to be the city’s red-light district. Now Stuwerviertel is a popular quarter after Vienna’s new business university was built here. A great place for organic produce as well as meat and bread.
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Naschmarkt is one of the oldest markets in Vienna (since 1786), and the biggest. There are 123 stalls in this 2,3 hectare market. The market square was designed by the famous architect Otto Wagner in 1916. It is not actually a square but a lane where you buy all kinds of artisan delicacies.
Some people call it little Istanbul. Brunnenmarkt is a mainly Turkish market, but you can also buy Arab specialities here. Don’t be shy! The ever-crowded and vibrant market invites visitors to enjoy lunch on the go. Have a fresh kebab and some chai.
This small, but very beautiful market is named after Johann Rudolf Kutschker, a liberal bishop. It was first referenced in 1885 when it started around St. Gertruds Church. Today it is the heart of this bourgeois neighbourhood. Here you can find locally-sourced ingredients, cheese and flowers.
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