Shopping Centers

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

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):