Kettenbr├╝ckengasse: Vienna to discover is here

    Not far from the center frequented by all the tourist circuits, the Austrian capital hides a street to discover
    Kettenbr├╝ckengasse: Vienna to discover is here

    Vienna It has always been a destination for many visitors but, for once, the advice is to abandon the usual tourist routes and go to the Kettenbr├╝ckengasse, an area certainly much more peripheral but still to be discovered.

    Kettenbr├╝ckengasse: Vienna to discover is here
    Otto Wagner's modernist buildings and the Naschmarkt. Dr. Paul Bauer

    Let's leave aside for a moment attractions like the St. Stephen's Cathedral and Hofbug you can reach snack market, Vienna's main fruit and vegetable market, to explore it all, seeing Otto Wagner's charming Art Nouveau buildings along the via Wienzeile and breathe the atmosphere of the Balkans in the sellers' calls.

    In the 1920s merchants arrived here. small shops for their merchandise, to avoid having to set up and dismantle their stalls every day. This way, even in bad weather, food and vendors were more protected: in short, it was a real achievement for a stable market all year round. And, even today, wherever they come from offered to passersby goat cheese, olives, Wasabi nuts or freshly picked dates.

    Kettenbr├╝ckengasse: Vienna to discover is here
    Dr. Paul Bauer

    The olfactory journey begins at the North Sea fish stalls and passes through the vendors. of fruit displaying ÔÇťLeder├ĄpfelÔÇŁ (special Tyrolean apples) and parsnips, to the ÔÇťGem├╝se-EdithÔÇŁ stand with new mushrooms from Burgenland. The bottega cheese The "K├Ąseh├╝tte" attracts with its exquisite varieties: from the caramel cheese of Norway to the Brin d'Amour of Corsica, it is impossible not to fall into temptation.

    The ovens, the meats, the pickled specialties and the "Gurken Leo" with its products in brine, alternate here with the typical aromas of oriental and Asian stores, for a truly unforgettable experience.

    Brand, la Kettenbr├╝ckegasse, the border between Vienna's fourth and fifth districts. Charming buildings are preserved on this street that runs from Naschmarkt to Margaretenstrasse. biedermeier style, but there are also stores for alternative purchases. Anna Stein Salon offers original objects, from jewelry to books and small knick-knacks that you can't help but take home; Schachtula is the right place to find small handmade artifacts, from handmade broom to refined spaghetti for refined palates.

    Kettenbr├╝ckengasse: Vienna to discover is here
    Biedermeier style building Ph. Pablo Bauer

    Not far away is the stattGarten store, where you can get lost among the refined garden products. home and hair care as well as among perfumes from around the world; To enjoy some fashion shopping, head straight to Ready-Made by Salner and the Susa Kreuzberger showroom while, if you are passionate about decoration, the Bananas vintage store will allow you to choose between furniture from the 1930s to the 1980s.

    How not to refresh yourself after such a long trip? No problem, we start from one. special hug: the laboratory of Eduard A. Fruth, passionate chocolatier and pastry chef, creates delicious petits fours, truffles, candies, macarons and cakes. For fruits and vegetables You are spoiled for choice: from the 110-family cooperative LGV G├Ąrtnergsch├Ąftl to the small shop Bauernladen Helene.

    At K├Ąseschatztruhe you can buy different varieties of cheese produced in small cheese factories in Austria, Switzerland and France, as well as wine, jams, herbs and fine oils.

    And if you miss Italy a lot, at number 1 ÔÇô where Kettenbr├╝ckengasse crosses Margaretenstrasse ÔÇô you will find the pizza shop Pizza Randale, for an "out of town" margarita.

    Kettenbr├╝ckengasse: Vienna to discover is here
    View of Kettenbr├╝ckengasse from the front of Wienzeile Ph. Paul Bauer
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