Leading up to Christmas I’m sure that there are many who wish that they could take care of their errands to the post office during the weekend. And it just so happens that there is a place for us to go here in Vienna if we need a post office late on Saturday or on Sunday!
The opening hours at the post office on Fleischmarkt are much more customer friendly than we are used to from our local post office. It’s just up from the subway on Schwedenplatz. 🙂
I’ve taken it upon myself to check out all the supermarkets that are open on Sundays in Vienna (see https://tinasrabbithole.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/the-supermarkets-that-are-open-on-sunday/) . Since Hauptbahnhof opened last weekend we have a small Spar that’s open on Sundays now. Today we ventured out to have a look. It’s a far cry from the Billa at Franz Josef Bahnhof or Prater, which are the biggest shops open on Sundays, but we were quite satisfied with the selection. It’s definitely good enough to keep you alive if your fridge and pantry are empty. The vegetable selection is decent, you can get meats (though no Sunday roast, sorry), drinks, snacks, baking etc… etc. It looks as though all the bakeries at Hauptbahnhof are open too on Sunday, so no need to get your bread at Spar.
It’s getting greener and slowly, but surely, it’s going towards the opening of this place again. I’ve never been there, but some say it’s nice. MOST I know however say it’s where the rich kids and wannabe celebs go to be seen, and seeing as I am on the bus all summer observing the people who get on the bus after being here, I can say that it seems to be true. But then that’s extremely subjective! 🙂
Every here and there in the city there are boxes where you can swap books, or just grab one or deposit one when you stumble upon it. The literature is about as varied as the people in the city, and the stuff that they don’t want anymore. This one is at Schottentor, outside the book store there. 🙂