splendid shopping street in the centre of Vienna
The Graben Vienna is an exclusive and pulsating shopping street in the heart of the inner city with the famous plague column. The origin of this street dates back to the old Romans and it is surrounded by popular alleys, streets and places which stand for the typical flair, elegant tradition and gourmet pleasures: Stephansplatz, Kohlmarkt, Naglergasse, Tuchlauben and Petersplatz. Most of the buildings in this pedestrian area origin from the 17th and 18th century and you can find here finest traditional shops. Some of these shops have a long tradition and were already popular in the times when Austria was ruled by emperors. These are for example the porcelain factory Augarten, the court jeweler Heldwein and also the court perfumery Nägele & Strubell. In the rooms of the former court menswear store Braun you can find today a shop of H&M. The historical noble interior remained in the shop. If you are a gourmet you should visit the shop of Julius Meinlat the end of the Graben. There are also plenty of coffee houses and restaurants between all those shops.