Located by the Westbahnhof, “Mahü”, as this street is lovingly dubbed by locals, boasts the greatest number of shops and stores of all. Almost all major department stores
can be found here selling clothes, leather goods, furniture and accessories, books and stationery. Hidden away between these big stores there are tiny shops selling all kind of fun stuff. Pleasant street cafes
offer a welcome break from shopping where you can rest your tired feet while sampling some of the famous Viennese “Gemütlichkeit”, and the subway, which runs about half the length of Mariahilfer Straße, makes it easy to get around. In the Middle Ages wine was grown where today Austria’s longest shopping mile is found, and today’s streetscape dates back to the Gründerzeit period (late 19th century onwards).
The Kärntner Strasse shopping streetand Landstraßer Hauptstraße in Vienna’s 3rd District share the capital’s second largest shopping streets. When the street was being reconstructed in the mid 80s a subway stop was installed and the entire layout was made more attractive and appealing. Today the Landstraßer Hauptstraße boasts wide sidewalks lined with trees and, the most important thing for a shopping street, a great number of stores catering to all pocketbook sizes. If you need to refuel between shopping sprees then Rochus Market
, conveniently located right on Landhauser Hauptstraße, is a great place to unwind and indulge in fresh food.
Located in Vienna’s 10th district, near the Südtiroler Platz
, is the Favoritenstraße pedestrian area. Favoritenstraße was remodeled in 2005 and now features benches where you can unwind and lose yourself in the soothing sight of water spurting from fountains.