The weekly market for regional produce, the ‘Schrannenmarkt’, is a Salzburg institution. It has been held in front of St. Andräkirche every Thursday since 1906. It is one of Austria’s largest markets, along with the Naschmarkt and Brunnenmarkt in Vienna, and offers regional produce and local specialities at a fair price from 5:00am.
Depending on the time of year the around 190-stall market also offers Advent wreaths or catkin bouquets. The stall holders all come from Salzburg, Upper Austria and areas of Bavaria just over the border, so top quality, fresh produce can be guaranteed.
The name ‘Schranne’ dates back to the municipal grain depot housed in the Schrannen buildings on Mirabell square since 1788. In 1906 Salzburg’s town council made the Schranne an official weekly market. In the 1920s direct sales of regional farm produce began to flourish. The importance of the market is reflected by the 10-year waiting list for farmers applying for a stall.
SPECIALITIES: Farm produce, fish soup, stall with fresh deep fried chicken and sausages – typical Salzburg snacks
Opening hours: Thursday 5am-1 pm (Wednesday, if thursday is a public holiday).