Shopping malls in Vienna are very much like malls in the US, with stores, restaurants, and sometimes, movie theaters. However, there is one major difference: nearly all retail in Vienna is closed on Sundays.
Exceptions are made for train stations and airports. Therefore, the larger train and U-Bahn stations usually have convenience grocery stores in them with staples such as milk, bread, and of course, beer. Full-size Billa grocery stores can be found at the Praterstern and Franz-Josef Bahnhof stations on the U-Bahn. A medium-sized Spar Pronto is located in the Wien Mitte station.
Links to Major Shopping Centers in Vienna
- Donauzentrum (22nd District)
- Einkaufsquartier Döbling (19th District)
- Galleria Landstrasse (1st District)
- Millennium City (20th District)
- Shopping Center Nord (21st District)
- Shopping Center Sud (in the suburb of Vösendorf: there is an Ikea shuttle that runs from downtown)
- Stadion Center (2nd District)
- W3 at Wien Mitte (3rd District, some stores open on Sundays)
If you are looking for a more “European” shopping experience, this website lists street markets by city district:
This is an English-language listing of all the Christmas markets in Vienna, and includes links to the markets’ websites (where available):