The history of the Rochusmarkt goes back a long way before becoming today’s market. In the beginning of the 13th century, St. Nicholas Abbey stood in its spot but it burned down during the first Ottoman occupation of Vienna. In 1538 King Ferdinand I gave the land to the city of Vienna to use as a cemetery on its outskirts. Its small cemetery chapel later grew into a large baroque church in 1745. As the city continued to expand during the next 250 years, this cemetery was no longer on the outskirts. The settlement was dissolved, the bodies exhumed, brought to the newly constructed St. Marx cemetery, and the newly won ground was developed into a marketplace. Today, Rochusmarkt is the heart of Landstrasser Haupstrasse, the main shopping avenue of Vienna’s 3rd district, and a regular meeting place for people who live and work in the area. At midday the stalls and alleys are lively with lunch-goers, picking up flowers and groceries on their way. The U3 stop Rochusgasse is conveniently nestled in the market’s main square, making it very easy to access. As is the case with many Viennese markets, there is no shortage of restaurants and cafes in its vicinity. Stop by and treat yourself to lunch at one of the many stalls before filling your basket with fresh fish, meats, cheeses, flowers, fruits and vegetables.Show lessRead more

    Landstrasser Hauptstrasse , Vienna


    Public Transport
    U3 (Rochusgasse)
    74A, 79A (Rochusgasse)

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