The Salzburg Schranne
The Salzburg Schranne is a weekly market held on the square right in front of St. Andrew’s Church. Every Thursday, merchants from the city and surrounding communities offer regional specialties, flowers as well as arts & crafts for sale.
A “weekly market for rural products” began in front of the Andräkirche back in 1906. Along with the Naschmarkt & Brunnenmarkt markets in Vienna, this weekly Salzburg market is one of the biggest and most famous in all of Austria. Starting at 5 in the morning, farmers, producers and food stands sell their high-quality specialties at a fair price. Whilst flowers and plants are in high demand in summertime, in winter it is Advent wreaths and at Easter the so-called “Palm Bushes” which are the hottest commodities at the market’s some 190 different stands. Whenever you happen to be in the mood for a bite to eat, we recommend ordering a mouthwatering rotisserie chicken, a clear fish broth or a typical Salzburg snack at a sausage stand.
But where does the name of this famous market actually come from?
A so-called Schrannenhalle once stood on Mirabellplatz and on Schrannengasse, and was originally used as a central grain storage depot.
Since it began, the Schranne has been popular with tourists and locals alike, which is clearly reflected in how long it actually takes to be assigned a stand there: Generally, vendors have to wait as much as ten years before they get on