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.
Most important facts & figures about this popular weekly market
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.
Popularity of the Schranne
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 one!