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There is quite a number of markets where you can buy fresh vegetable and asorted tidbits. But Naschmarkt is arguably more than that: it is a Viennese institution dating back to the 16th century.
The location itself is spectucular: Wienfluss, Vienna's second river, was roofed over during the 19th century. Some dealers put up their stalls on top of this roof and that was that.
Today, Naschmarkt is a unique mixture of Austrian traditions and oriental influences. Viennese shrewdness meets bazar mentality. It is a great place to shop for goodies and to have lunch at one of the many stalls, coffee shops and restaurants.
Saturdays, Vienna's major fleemarket sells anything from junk to antiques to early birds.
Linke Wienzeile 40 is the adress of two beautiful art deco houses built by Viennese Jugendstil architect Otto Wagner himself.Naschmarkt: Between Linke Wienzeile and Rechte Weinzeile,
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