There are more than 35 shopping malls in Vienna.
International labels are represented here, as well as well-known regional brands and exclusive boutiques.
You can relax during a shopping break in restaurants, bistros and cafés.
Here is a selection of the most famous and largest shopping centers in Vienna.
The exact opening hours can be found on the relevant websites. Shopping malls in Vienna are generally closed on Sundays.
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1. Shopping City Süd
A little outside of Vienna in Vösendorf is the largest shopping center in Austria, with 330 shops. SCS is even one of the largest shopping centers in Europe. You are offered a mixture of branches from well-known chains such as Pull&Bear, Hollister, Footlocker, Jack Wolfskin, Lacoste Blue Tomato, Peek&Cloppenburg, UCI and Primark as well as smaller boutiques.
The Ikea in SCS takes up almost a fifth of the entire area. Numerous restaurants and snack bars in SCS invite you to take a break, whether it's pasta, pizza or sushi, whether it's take-away or a cozy place, everything can be found here. After shopping, you can watch one of the latest blockbusters in the SCS UCI cinema.
- How to get there: Shopping City Süd offers shuttle buses for transfers to the city center, Car2go is available for VIP customers, and those who wish can use the Uber service.
2. The Mall – Vienna Mitte
The Mall shopping center is located right in the city center. With over 50 shops, it is the largest shopping center right in the heart of Vienna. Its modern architecture is in dialogue with the historic Vienna of the area.
Many international brand shops invite you to stroll here, for example David Jones, Hutchison, H&M, Swarovski, Deichmann, Douglas, The Body Shop and many more. Media Markt is also represented with a branch. You can get groceries at Interspar, and Interspar Pronto is even open on Sundays.
If you are hungry, there are various restaurants and cafés where you can rest, McDonalds is also represented, as well as Vapiano sushi bar, HENRY-The Art of Living and a Rauch juice bar.
- How to get there: The Mall is part of the Vienna Mitte district and is located right next to the subway station of the same name. Sights such as the city park, St. Charles Chruch and the Vienna State Opera are only a few minutes' walk away.
Contrary to what the name might suggest, Gerngross is a rather small shopping center on Mariahilferstraße. Spread over five floors you will find Billy Jeans, Wolford, Zara, Esprit, Tom Tailor Betty Barclay Bandolera and many more. There is a Merkur supermarket on the ground floor.
The Saturn electronics store occupies the entire fourth floor and part of the fifth. The food court is also on the fifth floor. Akakiko Japanese restaurant is particularly worth mentioning. Gerngross's roof terrace offers a panoramic view of the city in summer.
The restaurants and bars on the fifth floor can be reached via a separate elevator and are therefore also accessible outside of the shopping center's opening hours. Since February 2020, the BURN-IN gallery has been opened in Gerngross.
Contemporary art is exhibited there. Many sights and cultural institutions such as the Museum Quarter are very close by.
- How to get there: There is a direct connection to the Neubaugasse subway station, from which the basement of Gerngross can be reached directly.
4. Donau Zetrum
260 shops are spread across the Donau Zetrum shopping center. The range is extensive, so you can find Hollister, Superdry, Pull&Bear and the cosmetics brand KIKO; these brands cannot be found anywhere else in Vienna. The only GAP shop in all of Austria and the only shop of the French-Russian tea brand KUSMI Tea are also located in Donau Zetrum.
The gastronomy area called "Kitchen" on the 1st level has something to offer for every taste with over 55 restaurants, cafés and bars. On the 3rd floor is Paletti children's club where children from 2 years old can play while you shop. The modernly equipped Cineplexx with 13 cinemas offers entertainment for young and old.
- How to get there: Donau Zentrum can be reached with the U1 via the Kagran stop. The journey takes about 20 minutes from Stephansplatz. If you feel like it, you can visit the Danube Park with the Danube Tower, which is one underground station away in the direction of the city center.
5. Central Station - BahnhofCity
The BahnhofCity shopping center is located in the station hall of the main train station under the tracks. The center reopened in October 2014. The shops are spread over two levels. International brands such as Deichmann, Intimissimi, Manner, Tom&Nike and many more are offered on 20,000 m2. There is also an Interspar supermarket.
- How to get there: With the S7 you can be in Wien Mitte or Wien Praterstern in just a few minutes. Both are important transport hubs in Vienna and offer transfer options to the Vienna S-Bahn and U-Bahn network.
6. Westbahnhof - BahnhofCity
The Westbahnhof shopping center is located at the end of the longest shopping street in Vienna, Mariahilferstrasse. It is integrated into the Westbahnhof building, whose historic station hall was built in 1858 and is a listed building.
International brands are stocked in 90 stores spread over 3 levels. From fashion and jewelry, cosmetics and shoes to technology, everything is represented here.
Here you will find branches of Deichmann, Cyberport, DM, Merkur, Thalia, Orsay, Tom Tailor, among others. Press&More has the latest newspapers and magazines, and groceries can be found at Biba, among other places.
Free WiFi is available throughout the food court and upstairs on level E1. The shopping center is popular due to its proximity to Mariahilferstrasse, which is only a stone's throw away and is one of the liveliest shopping streets in Vienna.
- How to get there: The shopping center can be reached via the Westbahnhof underground station.
7. Parndorf Designer Outlet
Parndorf is a small community in the district of Neusiedl am See in Burgenland with around 5,000 inhabitants. Parndorf Designer Outlet Center is the first factory outlet center in Austria.
It opened in 1998 with originally 30 stores. There are now more than 160 suppliers on 36,500 m2 of retail space offering branded clothing and designer fashion at reduced prices. From Prada, Burberry, Armani, Bally and Gucci to Nike, Adidas, New Balance and Puma to Guess, Diesel, Desigual, Rituals, L'Oreal and many more, you will find international brands and fashion here at special prices.
If you get hungry, you can eat at Burger King, Wagamama and Nordsee, among other places, or just have a coffee at Starbucks or the Sacher Café.
How to get there:
- Shuttle Bus: In front of the opera in Vienna there is a shuttle bus to Parndorf. The journey takes about an hour and costs 15 euros per person (round trip). You can make the required online reservation here.
- Car: The Parndorf Outlet Center is located 2.5 kilometers south of the center of Parndorf in an open field, the exact address is: Gewerbestraße 4, 7111 Parndorf
8. Lugner City
Lugner City with the integrated medical center is located on the Vienna Belt near Mariahilferstrasse and the Westbahnhof.
Lugner City was built in 1990 by the well-known Austrian businessman and reality TV star Richard Siegfried Lugner. Every year since 1992 he has been accompanied by a different prominent guest to the Vienna Opera Ball. Iwana Trump, Sophia Loren, Pamela Anderson, Dieter Bohlen, Roger Moore and Ornella Muti are just a few of the famous names.
The numerous shops in Lugner City have a diverse range of international brands. In addition to drugstores such as DM and Mueller, there are branches of Ulla Popken, Orsay, H&M, Dressmann, C&A, Deichmann, Humanic, Libro, Blue Cat and many more. Food is available from Anka, Bila, Merkur and Wurstico, among others.
If you get hungry, go to one of the many restaurants in Lugner City or stop by Burger King, KFC or Subway. There are always other events on the show stage in the Lugner City, for example the Kasperl Theater is on the program every Tuesday. If you have bought enough, you can also watch a film in one of the 13 cinema halls in the cinema complex.
- How to get there: You can reach Lugner City with the underground line U6, stop Burggasse.
9. Columbus Center
Columbus Center is a small but very popular shopping center in Vienna's 10th district. Located on Favoritenstrasse, its shops cater to the needs of the area's increasingly multicultural residents.
A wide range of different products is offered, from trendy outfits to everything you need for dinner. Shops like Merkur, S-Oliver, Mango, Palmers, Libro, Ernsting's Family and many more are represented here.
A Saturn branch and a branch of “Danisches Bettenlager” complete the offerings. If you get hungry, you can rest in one of the many cafés or enjoy sushi.
- How to get there: Columbus Center can be reached with the U1 underground line, Keplerplatz stop (exit Raaber Bahn Gasse). With the U1 you can easily get back to the center and have a connection to the entire underground network.
10. Shopping Center Nord
If you want to shop without the hustle and bustle, you've come to the right place at Shopping Center Nord. SCN in Floridsdorf is about 45 minutes from the center. It scores with a balanced mix of branches, in addition to drugstores such as BIPA or DM there are branches of Bonita, Jones, Garry Weber, Intersport and many more, groceries can be found in the Merkur Markt.
If you are tired from shopping, you can rest in one of the numerous restaurants and cafes and eat Mexican food at Taco or order a pizza at Scala. In FitInn Studio you can work off the calories again.
The Hollywood Megaplex with 8 screens offers entertainment for the whole family. Anyone who likes to play paintball should not miss a visit to the Moon paintball hall. It is located directly opposite SCN and has a varied course.
- How to get there: You can reach the shopping center north with the S3 S-Bahn line, stop Brünner Straße stop.