Old Town Souvenir Shops (Self Guided), Vienna

It would be a pity to leave Vienna without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Vienna, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.
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Old Town Souvenir Shops Map

Guide Name: Old Town Souvenir Shops
Guide Location: Austria » Vienna (See other walking tours in Vienna)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Author: Daniel
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • J & L Lobmeyr
  • Swarovski Wien
  • A.E. Koechert Juweliere
  • Petit Point
  • Österreicher Werkstätten
  • Augarten
  • R. Horn
  • Julius Meinl am Graben
  • Tostmann Trachten
  • Ludwig Reiter
J & L Lobmeyr

1) J & L Lobmeyr

What to buy here: J. L Lobmeyr Glassware.

J & L Lobmeyr, one of the oldest shops in Vienna, offers exquisite crystal and porcelain. The building houses a museum on the third floor that is dedicated solely to crystal and porcelain goods. Glass has always facsinated with its transparancy and sheen, and its ability to reflect light in a way that only diamond and mountain crystal can. Techniques for glass making have existed for centuries. A family business grounded in 1823 which has existed in Vienna for six generations, J. L. Lobmeyr can be identified by way of working through the love of material, emotional response to the product and personal energy. Notable moments in the history of the brand include creating the chandeliers for the Vienna state opera and co-founding the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna. Many fantastic designers have worked for Lobmeyr, including many painters, architects and designers. Nowadays it is possible to find all sorts of one of a kind and limited edition, lighting, crystal, and jewelry items from Lobmeyr, including drinking sets, vases, paperweights and tumblers. A set of 6 striped glass tumblers starts at 58€. J. L. Lobmeyr is located in various shops through Vienna including their flagship at Kärntnerstrasse 26.
Swarovski Wien

2) Swarovski Wien

What to buy here: Swarovski Crystal. Swarovski has been producing luxury items from their base in Wattens, Austria since the early 20th Century. Apart from their technical products, the company produces a range of portable gift items, from figurines to home decor, chandeliers to jewellery, sculpture and couture. Available for purchance in this season include a variety of bangles, bracets, brooches and sets, as well as jewellery for men fashioned as skull's heads. With black onyx cufflinks from 60€ and skull key rings from €110 to the Nevada Crocodile Bracelet at €250. Gifts for women include the Winter Tree figurine at €120 or something a little cuter, the cheerful crystal Duck which costs only 22€ and slips easily into your purse or travel pocket.

Business hours: Monday to Friday 9.00 – 21.00, Saturday 9.00 – 18.00
A.E. Koechert Juweliere

3) A.E. Koechert Juweliere

What to buy here: A&E Koechert Jewellery.

Originally responsible for the care of all the jewellery as the emperors's personal jeweler in the court of Hapsburg, Alexander Emanuel Koechert founded this traditional jewellery firm in Wien in 1831. It continues to be a family business fun by Wolfgang and Christoph Koechert, trading in precious materials, craftmanship and unique design all contribute to the reputation of this brand. You may even buy the Stars of Empress Elizabeth, diamond pendants, brooches, or hairpins. Jewellery purchases range from 230€-12880€. It is also possile to buy simple diamond and emerald earrings or rings, as well as other fine jewellery products made from pink coral. Prices range from 2250€-16500€. The store is located at Neuer Markt 15. Business hours: Monday – Friday 10.00 - 18.00, Saturday: 10.00 – 17.00.
Petit Point

4) Petit Point

The Petit point stitch is used in canvas embroidery and needle art, which can be found in this small shop in the center of the city. It exclusively sells first-class, high quality Petit point products, which are of great value and are more than just a souvenir.
Österreicher Werkstätten

5) Österreicher Werkstätten

What to buy here: Gustav Klimt Artworks. Take home a piece of the sensual world of Viennese artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), one of the most important representatives of Jugendstil painting of the late 19th century. His most famous work is "Der Kuss" ("The Kiss"), 1908. He is renowned for saying, "Those who want to know something about myself as an artist – the only thing that matters – had best examine and study my paintings and gather from them what I am and what I attempt to do." In Vienna you can find a number of gift products with motifs from Gustav Klimt's art. For those with extravagent inclinations in the centre of the city at the Kärntner Straße 6 you find the Oesterrichische Werkstaetten, they have a variety of products on the theme of Gustav Klimt's 'The Kiss'. For example, you can buy a small weighted sculptures of the moment of 'The Kiss' for €795. Otherwise over at the Grand Hotel Wien you can buy the Grand Guglhupf, a kind of sweet cake made onsite of this luxury hotel, boxed in packaging featuring Gustav Klimt's The Kiss made in association with the "Österreichische Galerie" at Belvedere Palace. Or for €336 per person, you can get your self a special gift holiday back which includes two nights at the Grand Hotel Wien, a bottle of Champaign and a Grand Guglhupf 'Klimt', a walking tour, and tickets to the Klimt collection at the Belvedere. Not bad!

Operation hours: Monday-Friday: 10:00-19:00; Saturday: 10:00-18:00

6) Augarten

What to buy here: Viennese porcelain.

At the Viennese porcelein manufactury at Augarten you will find the perfect figurine to display at home or tablewear for your next lovely dinner party. There are many themes that underline the diversity of the selection, but most of these themes concentrate on local life and icons from Vienna and Austria. For example, you may be interesed in the 'Courbette' from the Spanish riding school series, made of 68 pieces in order to achieve the greatest degree of plasticity. The old Viennese figures are still made in a fashion created in the Marie Antoinette period of 1750. The Art Dèco figures captivate beholders with their beguiling charm and perfected beauty of captured motion. The figures are available in white or else in a range of colours. They suit a dramatic budget, pictured here the oriental female figure is priced at €982, the oriental male figure at €863 or more affordable the fawn here would cost €159. Augarten is located in the centre of Vienna at Spiegelgasse 3, and open Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm.
R. Horn

7) R. Horn

What to buy here: Avant-garde Bags and Travel Accessories.

If you need something to encase your new purchases, try bags and travel accessories produced in Vienna. Designs featured at R.Horn located at Bräunerstraße 7 take inspiration from the styles inaugurated by the Viennese avant-garde Wiener Werkstaedte. With the motto, 'quality reveals itself in detail', these accessories feature simple geometric detailing, good workmanship and the best quality materials. They include strong leathers with appealing texture such as calf skins or nubuck, which are resistant to most weather conditions, lined in general with a fine dark green moiré or red chevreau leather. Sticking to the principle that form follows function, the objects are of minimal weight and simplicity. Bright colors, yet classical cut and styling with prices for a simple wallet or portfolio beginning at €30.00.

Business hours: Monday - Friday 10-18:30, Saturday 10-17
Julius Meinl am Graben

8) Julius Meinl am Graben

Discover the wonderful world of coffee at Julius Meinl. It has been a leading Austrian coffee shop for 145 years. The shop was established in 1862 as a professional seller of green, then later, roasted coffee. Its extensive selection of high quality coffees, teas and fine foods is sure to please any coffee lover.

What to buy here: Viennese coffee. To recreate the Viennese traditions of intellectual discussion over a long afternoon of coffee drinking you must visit Viennese institution, Julius Meinl. For 150 years Julius Meinl has been Central Europe's leading Coffee Company. The Meinl story begins in 1862 when Julius Meinl opened his first grocery store, selling spices and green coffee in the center of Vienna. He created coffee blends and was the first to offer them freshly roasted for sale. This innovation was accepted by the Viennese with enthusiasm and brought the young man great success. A packet of Vienna roast with beans from Costa Rica or Brazil will range from 10.00€ - 14.00€. The coffee is offered in a range of light roast which suits filter coffee, medium roast which has a more caramelized taste good for Viennese coffee recipes or else dark roast which is harsher, stronger and more intense, perfect for espresso. Other design objects offered by the Meinl brand include espresso cups, tea cups and milk jugs in an affordable price range of €7.50 - €26.00. Or if you know someone who likes to read with their morning brew then perhaps a Julius Meinl newspaper order is the best choice, €30.00.

Business hours: Monday Friday 8.00 - 19.30, Saturdays 9.00 - 18.00.
Tostmann Trachten

9) Tostmann Trachten

What to buy here: Over at Tostmann Trachten you will find a variety of other traditional Austrian accessories which make perfect giftware. Including scarves, bags, purses, shoes, hats, jewelry there are many things to treat yourself and others. Hats from Bittner, silk scarves from the Viennese silk weaver Flemmich, hand-crafted prints on silk and cotton from Sepp Wach in Aussee, hand-made bags from Florence Mucret and shoes from Southern Tyrol (Südtiroler Trachtenschuhe) and Austria (Dirndl & Bua and Giesswein) are included. For cold winter nights or cool summer evenings we offer warm blankets and more from Loden Steiner and for touch of nostalgia in the bathroom you can find items from the Kurapotheke Bad Ischl. Last but certainly not least, our patchwork blankets and pillows, which are made from the fabrics left over in the cutting of our Dirndls. Tostmann Trachten lies in the Schottengasse 3a. A lovely gift from Austria.

Operation hours: Monday-Friday: 10:00-18:00; Saturday: 10:00-17:00.
Ludwig Reiter

10) Ludwig Reiter

What to buy here: Ludwig Reiter Shoes. Established in 1885 as a family business Ludwig Reiter have always based the production of their Goodyear welted shoes in the classical Viennese style. With a retail presence in Vienna at Mölkersteig 1, they produce the marjority of their flexible-sewn shoes, books and cases in their Vienna factory, with a minority of products designed in Vienna and produced in factories in Italy, Hungary and Slovakia. Parts of the shoes are even made by hand. Most of the materials come from locations outside of Europe, with a different kind of leather used for the production of handbags and belts. If treated and cared for well, the shoes can last for many years. They give a man a certain begone classic style that would suit some black and white films, classy, knowledgeable, not too easy to impress. Prices begin at 90€ for a men's belt, while leather boots are priced at around 798€ and rubber boots at 329€. A conveniently sized wallet can be had for only 179€. As well as offering classical welted shoes and boots, Ludwig Reiter supply a variety of high quality sports and casual shoes, a selection of ladies handbags, and hand-finished cases, sport bags and leather accessories.

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