Bucket List item #761 – Naschmarkt
The Naschmarkt in Vienna is really just a flea market. Mind you, it’s a very impressive flea market with over 400 vendors. There’s food, household goods, music, literature, antiques and so much more. When you’re walking through the stalls, it just seems endless. Pair that with the fact that you’re in Vienna and you’re surrounding by that pristine nouveau architecture and it makes for a pretty dreamy day.
I feel terrible about this post because I don’t have any quality pictures to share from this check. As most of you know, I started this blog far after I’d done a lot of my bucket list checks and I wasn’t in the habit of documenting them. I took three pictures in the market TOTAL and one of an antique I found, but after I had brought it home. It’s so sad because there was so much to photograph on this day. At the same time, when I have so few photos it’s usually a sign that I was really enjoying myself and couldn’t be bothered with taking pictures. The beauty and the smells of this bustling market are engrained in my memory. Perhaps someday we digitally share memories with the world. 😊
Anyway, the market is stimulating. I remember Dave and I ate soooo much food. We were just stuffed by the time we got through the food section, full of strudel and schnitzel. We bought some flowers to bring back to our hotel room and spent hours looking through antiques. We only brought one item home, but we had to make sure it was just right. Dave and I really try to find something that brings us joy from each trip we take, and often it’s an antique. We have a rule that we won’t add any décor to our home unless we both can’t live without it, so it makes for some complicated souvenir shopping.
This was such a lovely way to spend an afternoon in Vienna. Just do me a favor and Google “Naschmarkt Vienna” so you can see how truly amazing this market is. You’ll want to add it to your bucket list once you see how epic it actually is.
Side note: the market is open every Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m, so plan ahead and know there is only one day a week you can go. However, during Spring/Summer/Fall there are lots of other things that happen at the market, so check the hyperlink for info. We were there in the Winter. I would have loved to see the full antique market, but even during off season they still had an antique section.