Vienna Sightseeing in and Around Naschmarkt
Being in the hearty of the city there are many interesting
destinations within a few minutes walk of Naschmarkt, or in
the case of the Majolikahous, actually overlooking the
market street. Visit some of these sights of the city, then
stop again at the market for a refreshing drink or snack!
Majolikahaus - From within the Naschmarkt
itself you can see Linke Wienzeile 38, 40, and 42 which are
designed by Austrian Art Nouveau architect Otto Wagner.
In particular number 40 which is also known as the
Painted Buildings or Majolica Wienzeile after the type
of ceramic tile used in its amazing decorations.
Fillgraderstiege - the fourth most beautiful
staircase in Europe. Just two hundred meters north of
the car park at the west end of the Naschmarkt Market. Built
in 1905. Read more.St. Charles's Church (Karlskirche)
in the Karlsplatz at the north east end of the Nashmarkt.
Completed in 1737 and renovated in 1980 it is a grand
example of Roman Catholic Baroque Rococo architecture.
It is flanked by the Musikverein and the Technical
University of Vienna with contrasting styles
- Open every day except Monday from 10 to 6 for a fee of 8
euro this is the main art museum of the city in a very
Musikverein - Home of the home to the Vienna
Philharmonic orchestra this is considered a concert hall
with one of the best acoustics in the world.
Künstlerhaus - A classical 19th century building which
houses an exhibition centre for painting, sculpture,
architecture and applied art as well as a cinema where films
are screened for the Viennale film festival.
Kettenbrückengasse Station - A beautiful piece of
period architecture, worth a visit even if you are not using
the U-Bahn, which you should be!
Children's Museum -
Secessionsgebäude - This white exhibition hall various translated as "Secession
Building" and "Secession Hall" in English is easily identified by its
gold dome, it is located on the corner of the junction just beyond the north end
of the market was built just three years before the end of the 19th century by
Olbrich. Intended both as a place to show art, but also as a piece of art in
it's own right. Seen also on the half Euro coin this structure is normally
associated with the Succession Movement, a group of rebel artists who
took Art Nouveau for themselves into new directions. One of the highlights of
this style is the Beethoven Frieze which is on the front of the building.
Albertina Museum - Easily identified by the signature roof which flies
out over the road in contrast the 18th century remainder of the building this
important museum is visited as much for the building as for the world class
collection of prints as well as many important originals such as the The Painter
and The Buyer by Bruegel the Elder.
Schweizer Tor - Or "Swiss Gate" this is the finest
and most colourful example of renaissance architecture in
Strauss Monument - This iconic golden gilded
statues of Johann Strauss is in the ever popular public
Stadtpark near the Kursalon Wien building. Framed
by a marble archway it is beside a beautiful lawn and with
many flower beds nearby making this a great place for a
photograph or a relaxing walk. In the same park also
find the statue to another of Vienna's musical geniuses,
Heeresgeschichtliches Museum - Housed in the old
Arsenal complex completed in 1855 is this museum of Military
Graben - The most important shopping street right
in the city centre, and running next to Stephanplatz and up
to Kohlmarkt. Find here the major brand shops, as well
as great Viennese eateries.
Stephansplatz - The official center of the city
this major square is named for the St Stephen's Cathedral
that dominates it. read more
Ringstrasse - The main circular route around the
inner part of the city this wide boulevard stands where a
13th century city wall once was, and is the place to got for
many of the most important historic sights of the city.
Museumsquartier - A collection of museums, both
the MQ and the other museums which run from here which is
just three blocks from Naschmarkt all the way to
Michaelsplatz. read more.
Wiener Prater - This park beside the Danube is
known for its amusement park. read