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Shopping in Austria - outlets, shopping streets and boutiques

Austria offers a variety of options for a nice rest. As in any European country, there are many boutiques of famous world brands and ordinary stores offering a wide variety of goods. There are lots of opportunities for fans of shopping. It's a pleasure to make purchases in this country, because the service is perfect, and the locals are always friendly and hospitable. By the number of shopping centers, Vienna is not inferior to other European capitals. Few people deny themselves the pleasure of strolling through shopping centers, choosing fashionable clothes, accessories and simply pleasant souvenirs as a reminder about the trip.
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However, fans of shopping need to remember that many shops do not work on Sunday and on public holidays. This can be a problem during the weekend tours. However, hardly anyone is disappointed in the abundance of opportunities offered. Austria, and in particular Vienna, is far from being perceived as one of the European shopping centers. Anyway, it does not try to compete with Milan or Paris. Nevertheless, here you can always buy quality branded things and save a lot during numerous sales. It is worth adding that the Austrians themselves are not keen to rampant shopaholism in their homeland.
If you still want to combine your vacation with pleasant purchases, you should choose the time taking into account seasonal sales. As a rule, there are sales at the end of the main seasons - in July and August, and also in January and February. Traditional sales are also around Christmas, which is loved by the Austrians. In these periods, it is better to go straight to the center of the Austrian capital and look into every shop. Tourists will definitely be able to find a lot of amazing souvenirs here, as well as high-quality and quite expensive things by famous brands. In this case, everyone chooses exactly what he or she likes. Copyright
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The main areas with the highest concentration of brand shops are on Graben and Kertnerstraße streets. They are well arranged avenues aimed mainly for walking. There is a huge number of boutiques here. Steffi store that is seven storeys tall, dominates over all. Each of these floors is dedicated to a certain category - children's, music, women's and men's goods, and much more. If the prices in these places seem too high, then you can go to Mariahilfer Straße. Here, there are shops of well-known brands, various cafes and restaurants, but the prices are noticeably lower. Tourists will find the goods for themselves and for their loved ones.
Vienna, Austria Like in any other country, tourists go to Austria to buy something special. Clothes and shoes can now be found almost everywhere. In Vienna, it’s better to pay attention to watches, optics, and jewelry. You can choose from well-known and less popular brands. Thanks to this, it will be possible to find gifts, both for men and women, easily. Another compulsory souvenir for almost any tourist is a variety of Swarovski items. There, you can buy key rings, various figurines, as well as gorgeous decorations. If there is enough time, you can look at flea markets, where old things and all sorts of trinkets are sold for mere pennies.
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Shopping streets in Austria
♥   Shopping area ' Favoritenstraße' Vienna. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Getreidegasse' Salzburg. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Herrengasse' Graz. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Mariahilfer Straße' Vienna. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Neubaugasse' Vienna. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' upscale' Vienna. On the map   Photos
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Designer outlets in Austria
♥   Outlet 'DESIGNER OUTLET PARNDORF' Designer Outlet Strasse, Parndorf, 7111, Austria. On the map
♥   Outlet 'DESIGNER OUTLET SALZBURG' Kasernenstrasse 1, Wals-Himmelreich, 5073, Austria. On the map

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Stairs to Schlossberg

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One of the main attractions of the Austrian city of Graz is the Clock Tower Schlossberg. Its top is clearly visible from any part of the city.The only way to go up to the tower is to walk along a steep staircase with the same name. A steep staircase of zigzag shape was carved right in the rock, it has 260 steps and starts from the Schlossbergplatz square.

In recent years, the attraction of Graz has become incredibly popular among tourists. Especially for guests of the city an elevator has been built next to the steep staircase. It must be emphasized that the staircase itself is also a prominent historical sight and was built almost simultaneously with the clock tower. Today, it is framed with beautiful carved stone walls. The ascent on the stairs is absolutely safe and takes about half an … Read all

Harakiri Ski Slope

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
The name of 'Harakiri' ski slope, located on the territory of the Austrian health resort Mayrhoven, speaks for itself and completely reflects the level of its complexity. 'Harakiri' is considered to be the steepest ski slope in Austria. On some of their routes the inclination forms 78 degrees. Not even all professional athletes manage to overcome such a difficult run, not to mention self-assured amateur athletes.

Severe shocks, breaks and contortions - so only the most harmless consequences the inexperienced skiers can get after the impetuous and short descent. The world-famous sportsman Tobias Fankhauser was one of the first to take advantage of the 'black' course and to use it for regular training sessions. He held the successful descent to 'Harakiri' piste for the highest sports … Read all
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Shopping malls, boutiques and outlets in top cities of Austria

The most expensive shopping street in Vienna, Kärntner Straße, is also open in Vienna. Despite such a status, even savvy travelers can enjoy some shopping there. The ever-popular Steffl department store is open on that street. It’s a mecca for fans of stylish designer items and premium perfumes. Many tourists visit Steffl to buy quality Austrian knitwear. The popular Swarovski shop is also open there. It offers elegant jewelry and accessories at very attractive prices. Sweet tooths should … Read more
The popular historic street is also the location of Fürst, a famous café and confectionery, the opening of which took place in 1884. Nowadays, there are several confectioneries by this chain in different districts of the city. It’s a great place to purchase sweets cooked by traditional recipes, including the popular kugel candies. There is a spacious hall with tables in the confectionery. Before making a purchase, visitors are welcome to try sweets that caught their attention. Fürst offers … Read more
Solden is the best place for sports equipment dealers, just like any ski resort. You can easily find skis, snowboards, and protective gear suitable for any age, size, and budget. If you want to save money, you should come to Solden during the winter sale. It takes place in January here and coincides with the European discount season. You have a chance to purchase the board for 30% of its original price at this time. There is a good selection of equipment in stores in the town center, as well … Read more
The main shopping street of the city is the Maria Theresa Street, it is also a pedestrian street. Here it is worthwhile to go in search of stylish high-quality clothes and shoes, and on this street there are several prestigious shops of perfumery and jewelry salons. This street is perfectly equipped for walking, it has many convenient shops. In addition to shops, there are also popular restaurants, and in house number 12 there is a well-known outside the city cafe Tomaselli. Here, for many … Read more
Local stores arrange quite large sales of jackets, pants, masks, gloves, skis, and snowboards from now-irrelevant collections after the snow comes off. You can also buy ski equipment in specialized stores. You can visit the rental offices. Usually, there is a special room for new things there. If you want to buy fresh produce from Alpine farmers, you should go to the farmers' market. It operates in the city on Saturdays. You can also buy great homemade sausage and cheese here. You should … Read more
It's best to plan a shopping trip in Bad Gastein on weekdays in the morning. Almost all the shops are closed after half-past six in the evening. You can buy groceries or souvenirs only at a few retail outlets on Sunday. But the prices are high there. Those who want to find cheap ski equipment in Bad Gastein should come to the town after Christmas or during the off-season. There is a real opportunity to buy a jacket or pants from the previous collection for half the original price at this time. … Read more
No less attractive is Murpark trading center, where you can find shops of both popular European and Austrian brands. Austrian shops offer really attractive prices. The center is great for a family visit, it has many shops with goods for children and excellent playgrounds. Linzbichler Susswaren confectionery is a real attraction of Graz. It is historical and offers visitors dozens of kinds of sweets. You can purchase sweets, prepared under secret inventive recipes. Truffles alone are more than … Read more
Kirchberg in Tirol
The local national costume can be another interesting purchase. It is called Trachten. Austrians and Germans love it. It is in these clothes that waiters dress up on holidays like the famous Oktoberfest. But if you do not plan to go to Oktoberfest, you can buy not the whole costume, but some of its elements. It can be a blouse or skirt, which is well suited for everyday use. You can also pay attention to the hats of local cut. Many people call them Tirolian hat. It's a pretty practical thing. … Read more

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