Vienna's flea market at the Naschmarkt has almost legendary status, as it is on a site that has been used as a market for hundreds of years. As well as the bric-a-brac, toys, books and other mixed goods you can find at the flea market, you can buy paintings, antiques and a broad range of craft items as the Art and Antiques and Handicraft markets are not too far away.
Held every Saturday, the flea market features about 400 stalls, some manned by individuals selling off some unwanted items and others manned by businesses who have had a presence in the market for decades.
There are a great many bargains to be found, whether you get there when the market opens at 6:30 in the morning or stay until the stallholders are packing up to leave at six in the evening. Haggling is part of the fun at a flea market and the vendors will be happy to tussle with you over the price, so don't be shy about trying to save a few Euros.
While many stalls sell fresh produce and 'street' food, there is also a collection of cafés and bistros where you can enjoy some local or international food in comfortable surroundings. With stalls offering wares from many countries, there's a really bohemian atmosphere that you won't want to miss. So, if you're driving through Vienna, be sure to stop off at the flea market and grab a taste of Austrian culture along with the bargains.
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