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Austria's most popular markets

Farmers’ market, flea market or potters’ market: markets are a feast for all senses, a celebration of colors, scents and voices.

The long esplanade covering the course of the Wien river already served as market place for dairy products as early as the 18th century. Naschmarkt, located between Kettenbrückengasse and Karlsplatz, is a premier open-air fruit and vegetable market that should be on everyone's itinerary. Naschmarkt is an ethnic melting pot full of vibrant life and exotic scents. With endless rows of stalls selling fruit, vegetables, seafood, spices, homemade pasta, pickles of all kinds, cheeses, breads this superb market can satisfy the most demanding culinary requirements. Interspersed are small bistros, as diverse and multi-cultural as the stalls and the market itself. From Asian to trendy, like Vienna's hippest places to be Deli and do-an.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 6am to 7.30pm and Saturday from 6am to 6pm. Mornings are the best time to absorb the markets sights and flavours. The majority of the bars, bistros etc. are open until 11pm, some even later. There is a flea market every Saturday from 6.30am to 4pm.

As said before, Naschmarkt is a must for every visitor to Vienna. If you wish to explore the city off the tourist paths then Brunnenmarkt in Wien-Ottakring is a great place to experience multicultural Vienna. Brunnenmarkt, located between Thaliastraße and Ottakringer Straße, is best described as an oriental bazaar. A great number of vendors sell all varieties of goods to Vienna's immigrant community - particularly its large Turkish population. The market dates back to 1786 when Emperor Joseph II. had consented to a marketplace around the fountain ("Brunnen"). In 1880 the fountain had to make way for a horse-drawn train, the market and the name remained though. Brunnenmarkt is one of Vienna's last street markets which means that all stalls are taken down in the evening and put up again the next morning. A good time to visit is late in the afternoon when the vendors want to get rid of their goods. If you are hungry then you will find plenty of snack stands and inns selling all kinds of ethnic food.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 6am to 7.30pm and Saturday from 6am to 5pm; the bistros are open Monday to Saturday from 6am to 11pm.

The Karmelitermarkt is one of the oldest Viennese markets and forms the centre of the Karmeliter quarter. Fresh Food in a huge variety and high quality as well as premium service and hospitality can be experienced at this market.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 6am to 7.30pm and Saturday from 6am to 5pm; the bistros are open Monday to Saturday from 6am to 11pm.

An especially authentic market in Wien-Favoriten is the 125-year old Viktor-Adler-Markt offering a great variety of culinary delights including fruits and vegetables, selected wines, all kinds of delis as well as local, Turkish, Greek and Indian specialties. Rows upon rows of stalls create veritable lanes and alleyways, and if you visit the market in the summer it is a pleasant place to stroll around as the stalls are protected from the sun by parasols and awnings.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 6am to 7.30pm, Saturday 6am to 5pm and every fist Saturday per month from 6am to 6pm; inns and bistros are open Monday to Saturday 6am to 10pm.

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Schrannenmarkt was first held in 1906; its name can has Italian roots: scranna means bench, "Schrannen" were stands for meat and bread, but also warehouses. It is located opposite the Schloss Mirabell and is Austria's third largest street market besides Naschmarkt and Brunnenmarkt in Vienna. On sale are flowers, leatherwear, health foods and foodstuffs in general including everything from eel to plums. The majority of the meat and dairy products are produced by the vendors themselves - which you can taste! There are also plenty of snack stalls selling everything from fried chicken to crullers.

Opening Hours: Schrannenmarkt is open on Thursdays from 5am to 1pm. Is Thursday a bank holiday or the 24th or 31st of December, the market is held on Wednesday.

Kapitelmarkt is located at the foot of Fortress Hohensalzburg and a tourist draw not least thanks to its location. Situated between the Cathedral Arcades and the old St. Peter churchyard, this market sells souvenirs of all kinds, gifts, and tasty titbits.

Opening Hours: The Market is open every day from 7am to 10pm (closed from mid November to end of January).

Hamburg Fish Market in Salzburg
Why go far when you can find all the great things here? Once a year the Südtirolerplatz, in front of the Salzburg train station, provides the backdrop for a typical fish market from Hamburg. Lovers of sea food will find themselves amply catered for with salmon, scampi, rock lobster and other specialties which you can either eat at the market or prepare at home. There is also live music and entertainment at the market.

Open: every year from the end of May to the beginning of July

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Farmer's Market at Markthalle
Close to the Marktplatz in Innsbruck, where you have a marvellous view to the mountains of the Nordkette is the Markthalle where the farmer's market is held. Try out typical Tyrolean specialties from farmers and producers having all their products grown, raised or made on their own farms.

Opening Hours: The Farmer's Market is open from Monday to Saturday from 8am to 12.30pm.

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Farmers' Market at Kaiser-Josef-Platz
In Mediterranean-style Graz you always feel a little bit closer to the South. This feeling is especially strong on Kaiser-Josef Markt, located opposite the Opera House, a small and friendly farmers' market where you can buy healthy and locally produced food such as meat, cheese, fruit and vegetables. Not to be missed is the culinary specialty of Styria: the highly esteemed "Kürbiskernöl" (pumpkin-seed oil) which is made by pressing the roasted seeds of pumpkins.

Opening Hours: From Monday to Saturday from 5.30am to 1pm.

Farmer's Market on Lendplatz
Local growers and producers come to the Farmers' Market on Lendplatz to sell their fresh produce. In the summer a pleasant way of spending one's afternoon is to sit in one of the shady beer gardens (e.g. at Gasthaus Lendplatzl) and watch the vibrant life and colorful goings-on of the market. Lendplatz has always been a popular meeting place for the Graz suburbanites who come for the market just as much as for the quaint inns.

Opening Hours: The market is open from Monday to Saturday from 4.30am to 1pm.

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Food and Farmers' Market on Main Square
The city markets enhance the quality of life for people in the urban centre of Linz. The roughly 25 to 30 stands filled by farmers offer all the advantages of optimum local supply: freshness, originality and diversity. The City Market is held on the Main Square of Linz.

Opening Hours: The market is open every Tuesday and Friday from 9am to 2pm.

Food and Farmers' Market at South Train Station
This traditional Linz market is especially popular. The vibrant South Train Station Market is marked by the diversity and freshness of the offered goods. Most of all, the market is a meeting place and a motor of communication. The ORF program "Arcimboldo - Live From the Market" that is broadcast every Saturday has contributed much to making this market well known far beyond the City of Linz as well. The broadcasting pavilion in the shape of an apple provides this market with an original landmark.

Opening Hours: The market is open from Monday to Friday from 6am to 6pm and Saturdays from 6am to 1pm.

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