Vienna is no city of malls so this is kind of exciting! I must admit that I’m not at all into shopping thus it took me by surprise how enjoyable the recently opened train station with its commercial center turned out to be.
The best thing about this place, it’s hot! Some shops in there are the first chain stores opened in Vienna, so far you can only find them at Bahnhofcity. Also I’m impressed by the variety of retailers. This mall houses stores for pretty much every need one can possibly have. There’s also the very fine Bubble’s Tea Bar on the top floor – find it behind Nordsee.
The only thing a foreigner might be annoyed with is the opening hours. Since Austria’s law on that is fairly strict, most stores are closed on Sundays. During the week you can enjoy shopping till 21:00, food & drinks till 23:00.
PS: in case you also are feeling like “Something’s strange here!” while standing outside, looking at the main entrance of Westbahnhof -> it might be because this not-so-pretty hall is a listed building that’s why the renovation team was not really allowed to beautify it.