48er-Tandler: Where to buy cheap second hand items in Vienna

The Viennese environmental market 48er-Tandler sells high-quality second-hand goods and promotes environmentally friendly events. On certain dates, including this Wednesday, people can bring their electric appliances to be repaired for free.

48er-Tandler: Where to buy cheap second hand items in Vienna
Some of the second-hand items for sale at the 48er-Tandler (Copyright: MA 48/Christian Houdek)

The 48er-Tandler is a well-established second-hand market promoted by the City of Vienna where people can find high-quality, functional second-hand goods at reasonable prices.

The market operates in two addresses, one in Margareten (5th district) and the other in Donaustadt (22nd district).

The markets are always worth the visit, with assortments that come from specific drop-off locations at the Viennese waste collection points. Every year, around 130,000 still usable items are handed in at these spots, according to the city council. 

Sales proceeds go to charities in the Austrian capital.

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In addition, unclaimed items from the lost property service and things no longer needed by various municipal departments of the City of Vienna also go on sale.

Reparaturcafe im Margareten

Occasionally, the 48er-Tandler also promotes special events, including the Reparaturcafe, or “Repair cafe”, which is taking place on Wednesday, January 25th at the 48er-Tandler Margareten (5., Siebenbrunnenfeldgasse 3) from 3 pm to 6 pm.

“Repairing instead of throwing away” is the motto of the first event of the year. If you have a broken electrical appliance at home, you can drop it off during the specified hours. A repair professional will take a look at your device free of charge and try to repair it on-site – saving you money and helping the environment.

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People can also see the repair being made and learn how to continue using the device for as long as possible. Any electrical appliance can be taken except for cell phones, computers and coffee machines, which take too long to fix.

No registration is required, just drop by and join in. The waiting time can be spent shopping at the 48er-Tandler or chatting over free coffee and cookies.

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This Sunday, Austria will join countries across the world in celebrating Mother’s Day. Many Austrians mark the day by going on family outings, so if you find yourself in the Austrian capital, here are five great spots to visit to join in on the tradition.

5 places to celebrate Mother's Day in Vienna

Vienna, a city of timeless beauty and filled with culture, offers a host of captivating destinations to celebrate Mother’s Day in a memorable way. With its historical landmarks, serene parks, and vibrant markets, this Austrian capital provides a delightful backdrop for the date.

Whether you’re a local seeking new experiences or a visitor eager to create lasting memories, here are five remarkable places in Vienna that will make this Mother’s Day celebration truly exceptional.

Riverside meal at Motto am Fluss

Going out for a family brunch or dinner is a classic way to celebrate Mother’s Day. At Motto am Fluss, you can take your pick. This elegant two-story establishment overlooking the Danube Canal features a restaurant for dinner on the first floor and a café for brunch on the enclosed upper deck above, which opens out onto a sun terrace. Both menus boast a variety of dishes, so you’ll be sure to have a delicious Mother’s Day meal. 

Vienna Culinary Festival at Stadtpark

In a case of fortuitous timing, the Wiener Genuss-Festival at the gorgeous Stadtpark takes place this weekend, making for a perfect Mother’s Day treat.100 booths featuring delicacies from across Austria will have samples on offer. And with the stations manned by the culinary creators themselves, you can also get insight into the process that lies behind their tasty bites. 

Donau Park and Danube Tower

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The park is also home to the famous Danube Tower, Austria’s tallest structure. The 150-meter-high viewing platform, as well as the rotating café and restaurant located just above, provide panoramic views across the entire city. 

Picnic at Cobenzl Vineyards

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