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The Karmelitermarkt

Vienna is home to many street markets, and one of the oldest markets can be found in the second district, called the “Karmelitermarkt”.  Laws about the market can be found from 1671, and ever since then the market has been growing, offering a large variety of groceries, drinks and sometimes even care products. Be prepared…

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October 15, 2021

The Yearly Markets of Old

Did you visit the Christmas markets in the past weeks? Vienna is of course well-known for them, and people come from all over the world at this particular time of year to visit them. But way before these markets established themselves as an annual winter tradition, there were other ‘yearly’ (as opposed to daily or…

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December 27, 2019

The Brunnnenmarkt

In the 16th district of Vienna – between Thaliastraße and Ottakringerstraße – you will find the longest street market in Vienna, which is at the same time one of the last pure street markets in town: the Brunnnenmarkt. Originated in 1786 in the former Viennese suburb of Neulerchenfeld, the street received the official name “Brunnengasse”…

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January 29, 2019

The Remains of Vienna’s Central Livestock Market

Historically there were many different markets in Vienna, and many of today’s street names reflect this: Kohlmarkt, Heumarkt, Hoher Markt, and Bauernmarkt to name a few. Aside from the names that harken back to these earlier times, however, there is little other evidence that would clue you in to the fact that these areas used…

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September 30, 2018

The military history of the Yppenviertel

As the days get warmer and people look for a spot in the sun, a popular place to go is Yppenplatz, which has become a hipster heaven of sorts. But the Yppenplatz makes up only part of what is known as the Yppenviertel, which stretches over a distance of 13 blocks. The name itself, which…

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April 17, 2018

The story of the Meiselmarkt

If you have been in the metro station Johnstrasse, it is likely that you also know the market that is connected to it, namely the Meiselmarkt. These two locations were inaugurated almost at the same time with the metro station opening its doors in 1994 and the market in 1995. They also share a common…

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January 7, 2018

Bunny chow and Bulgarian cheese at a market that doesn’t know how to spell its name

Vienna has many great markets, but one of the least touristy has to be the Viktor-Adler-Markt in the 10th district. The market was founded all the way back in 1877 before being expanded in 1910, and maintains a vibrant and authentic flare. It consists of some 80 stands connected by small alleyways filled with friendly…

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December 10, 2017

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