Toy stores

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With raising a three culture child (English/German/Russian - order purely alphabetical) we find that we have to look quite hard to find foreign language toys and books, in addition to getting German speaking toys. Of course not all the toys have to speak (I say this as a parent!) and we also are trying to ensure that he has plenty of books in the three languages. In addition, we like to try to avoid having to resort to amazon for everything, even if the shops struggle to compete on occasions. Here is a list of toy stores that we have been to:

Specialist Toyshops
  • Heinz, Josefstädterstrasse 54, 1080 Wien
  • Fischer Spielwaren, Obkirchergasse 37-39, 1190 Wien
  • Rumpelstilzchen, Lange Gasse 72, 1080 Wien
  • Fürnis, Servitengasse 4A, 1090 Wien
  • Spielzeugschachtel, Rauhensteingasse 5, 1010 Wien
As well as the toy departments of:
  • Müller (Mariahilferstrasse and Wien Mitte)
  • Spar (Wien Mitte - limited selection, but more available online)


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ToysRUs in Stadlau
Lego Official Store in Donauzentrum and SCS
Metro has a small toy section
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Thanks for the extra tips - we head to the Gewerbepark Stadlau occasionally and the Donauzentrum from time to time.
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There is of course Smyths - think they are where Toys R Us were.
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That's Right. Also, don't Forget Bannert in the first district. Vienna's largest toyshop!
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There are a bunch of toy stores clustered around the intersection of Westbahnstraße and Neubaugasse. These include Kindergalerie Sonnenschein (Neubaugasse 53, 1070 Wien), LaLeKuLa (Neubaugasse 33, 1070 Wien), and Spielwurm (Westbahnstraße 20, 1070 Wien). If you found the Spielwaren Heinz on Josefstädterstrasse useful, you might also try their other locations in the city, of which there are many.

As for foreign-language books, there's a free international children's library, Kinderbücherei der Weltsprachen, at Hütteldorfer Straße 81a, 1150 Wien. They have kids' books in almost every imaginable language, including German, English, and Russian, and also have regular events for children such as readings. And just a short walk down the street from the library is the Conrad Megastore in Meiselmarkt, which has a few electronic toys (mostly remote-control vehicles), and a bit further, at Hütteldorfer Straße 84–86, 1140 Wien, is another Spielwaren Heinz.
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psychonaut wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:51 pm
There are a bunch of toy stores clustered around the intersection of Westbahnstraße and Neubaugasse. These include Kindergalerie Sonnenschein (Neubaugasse 53, 1070 Wien), LaLeKuLa (Neubaugasse 33, 1070 Wien), and Spielwurm (Westbahnstraße 20, 1070 Wien).
Thanks for these tips!
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