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What else to do in the city?
You’re in the city of music, so show some culture, even if you didn’t bring your girlfriend along. Dress up (for you guys: something black will do – NO shorts!) and be there by 6:00 pm to line up for a standing ticket (€ 2.00 – € 3.50 box office around the left corner of the building). A glance at the interior is worth the price alone. Shows usually start at 7:30 pm daily. Note: the opera is closed in July and August.
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and other world-famous musicians perform in the Musikverein – summer break in July and August! The acoustic in this concert hall is without equal.
Tickets are often sold out well in advance but with some luck you´ll get one at their box office or at the Bundestheaterkasse right behind the Opera. Standing tickets cost € 5.00 - € 7.00.
During summer, concerts and operas are shown on a large screen in front of the city hall. Free entrance, lots of drink and food stands.
At U4 station Kettenbrückengasse, the Naschmarkt (from “asch” = milking pail), a farmer’s market opened in 1780 on the area above the Wien river, which now flows underground.
Nowadays, loads of Falafel stands and hip Restaurants provide cheap lunch.
Since 1977 a flea market (every Sat) has sprung up west of the Naschmarkt, where you can get your little brother the present he deserves.
Runs in Brunnengasse between Thalia Straße and Ottakringer Straße parallel to the Gürtel. This market is just the opposite to Naschmarkt: it’s rough and everything but posh and designed. With its typical eastern-european flair it gives the visitor an impression of everyday-life more than any other market in town does – the culture of the immigrants setting foot here. We like it! It’s so real! Also here, the best-known Turkish restaurants in town: Kent – also in Brunnengasse – famous for its huge and delicious meals. The market is on weekdays from 6:00 am – 6:30 pm, Saturdays 6:00 am – 2:00 pm and every first Saturday of the month till 6:00 pm.