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Hot Dog Stands in Vienna

“Sweet (süss) or spicy (scharf)?” is the standard question you will get asked when ordering from a Viennese hot dog stand. This has nothing to do with making a choice between Sachertorte or Käsekrainer, but refers to your mustard preference – whether the mild sweet Kremser or spicy hot Estragon. Incidentally, the Käsekrainer is an Austrian invention and a traditional classic. It is a lightly smoked pork sausage with 10-20% cheese content.

The city’s hot dog stands – mostly small sidewalk kiosks – sell not only hot dogs but also wieners, Käsekrainer and fried sausage, and as well as a whole range of culinary surprises. They are complemented by an impressive variety of beverages from raspberry pop to specialty beers.

One of the popular stands is the legendary “Würstelstand am Hohen Markt” located on a traffic island in the heart of Vienna’s old city. During the day it is the ideal place to grab a quick snack while shopping or sightseeing. However, it owes its cult status to its late night opening hours and the diversity of its night owl clientele. It is nothing unusual for bankers to be seen eating shoulder-to-shoulder with punks.

The Bitzinger sausage stands at Albertinaplatz and next to the Giant Ferries Wheel are widely held to be the best in Vienna. Choose between a delicious Bosna, hot dog or Käsekrainer and a range of traditional side orders. Draft beer, bottled wine or champagne are also on

Bitzinger's sausage stand at Albertina

Albertinaplatz , 1010 Wien

Bitzinger's sausage stand at Giant Ferris Wheel

Gabor-Steiner-Weg, 1020 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Th, 15:00 - 23:00
    • Fr - Sa, 11:00 - 05:00
    • Su, 11:00 - 23:00
    • Modified opening times in winter during bad weather

Sausage stand at Hoher Markt

Hoher Markt , 1010 Wien

Sausage stand Zur Oper

Kärntner Straße 42 , 1010 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Th, 10:00 - 05:00
    • Fr - Sa, 10:00 - 08:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 05:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 05:00

Sausage stand Am Graben

Seilergasse / Graben, 1010 Wien
Vienna, Würstelstand, Bitzinger
People at a sausage stand
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