The title Purveyor to the Imperial Court dates back to 1782 and was a distinction bestowed upon merchants deemed worthy of supplying the Imperial Court thanks to the exceptional quality of their products. While the Imperial Court disappeared long ago, the German-language title k.u.k. Hoflieferant endures as an assurance of quality to this day. Examples include noble glass and chandelier maker Lobmeyr; jewelers Köchert, Rozet & Fischmeister and Anton Heldwein; elegant gentlemen’s outfitters, Knize & Comp; Augarten Wien porcelain; and the Hotel Sacher, home to the original Sacher Torte – all of which are located in the first district.
A true bon vivant will know that Viennese Cuisine is the only cuisine in the world to be named after a city. Viennese chefs draw on influences from various countries to conjure up exciting dishes that never fail to capture the imagination.
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Flea and Antique Markets
The flea market at Vienna's Naschmarkt is already an institution. About 400 sellers present their goods here every Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Private individuals are just as likely to have a market stall here as professional dealers of old items. The offering is correspondingly wide. In addition to high-value antiques, there are also lots curious, kitsch and humorous items to be found here. A must for bargain-hunters and flea market specialists.
One of the most exclusive shopping districts in the city has been created in the heart of the 1st district, on the extension of the elegant Kohlmarkt. The “Goldenes Quartier” promises a luxurious shopping experience in a historic ambience. The new luxury shopping area lies between Tuchlauben, Bognergasse and Am Hof. High-end flagship stores of international designer labels can be found here: Prada, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Emporio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Miu Miu, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Mulberry, Etro, Pomellato, Brunello Cucinelli, Church's, 7 for all mankind, Akris, Jimmy Choo, and Chanel. Home accessories and beautiful gifts can be found at Leiderleitner Home.
Guided Shopping Tours
The lively fashion and design scene of the 7th district and the neighboring districts are the focal point of tours by Shop Map Vienna. The 7th district in particular is Vienna's mecca for the latest fashion trends. This is where fashion victims will discover countless shops with a large selection of clothes, shoes and accessories in all kinds of styles. On the guided shopping tours of Shop Map Vienna, experienced stylists will lead you through this stylish seventh heaven. On average, the tours last two to three hours and are intended for a maximum of eight people.
A venture in Vienna’s hip shopping district will reveal many secret tips. In flagship stores and shopping palaces you’ll find original gifts for friends back home or a nice souvenir for yourself.
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