After I first moved to Vienna, I joined a gym in the 7th district. It wasn’t close to where I lived, but it I liked the program, and the price was good. This gym membership led to new friendships and me stumbling into my first record store in Vienna, because it is just down the street from it. Of course, this is also where I bought my first record in Vienna – on that first day.
Most small record stores don’t have proper store displays, only a couple of posters or records. This one has big glass fronts and attracted me with record players, books and, of course, records. It is a small store, so I don’t know how everything fits in there, but it does. The name is actually a combination of the words “Schall” (sound, noise) and “Schalter” (switch). They are very organized and have a very good selection of new and used records and CDs. You can also find different books about musicians, records, and so on.
If you have a record player, they can sell you spare parts and give you advice on how to fix them. The staff is incredibly friendly and will always give kudos for good music taste. Just spend some time there and rummage through the records – I’m sure you’ll find something.