10 Top Markets in Graz

A local farm in Graz
A local farm in Graz | Courtesy of the Graz Tourism Board
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As Graz contains around 800 urban farms, it’s no surprise that the city’s farmers’ markets, which sell an array of local Styrian produce, are among the best in Europe. Whether you are a seasoned foodie or a bargain hunter, you’ll surely find a market that suits you in this city.

1. Bauernmarkt Kaiser-Josef-Platz

Market

This beautiful and traditional market takes place at Kaiser-Josef-Platz square, in the heart of the city every Monday–Saturday. It’s lively and fun, with colourful stalls run by charismatic locals selling a host of ‘must-try’ Styrian specialities, including mountain cheese, Styrian ham and pumpkin oil. Saturday in the summer is one of the best times to visit as the market is at its most bustling and atmospheric.

Bauernmarkt Kaiser-Josef-Platz, Glacisstrasse 71, 8010 Graz, +43 316 80750

2. Bauernmarkt Lendplatz

Market

The outskirts of Graz are dominated by miles of lush farmers’ fields which provide the city with much of its food. Although modest in size, Graz is home to around 800 urban farms and has more market days than any other city in Europe. Be sure to pack your bag (or more traditionally a wicker basket) sky-high with rustic farmhouse loaves, smoked ham or sausages, fish, fruit juices and freshly cut flowers.

Bauernmarkt, Lendplatz, 8020 Graz

One of Graz’s urban farms | Courtesy of Austrian Tourist Board

The Franziskanerplatz Easter Market

The Franziskanerplatz Easter Market is a great place to pick up hand-painted eggs and chocolate treats. As well as some charming trinkets created by locals, you’ll also find delicious seasonal food to munch on as you browse, such as smoked regional meats and cheese specialities.

Easter Market, Franziskanerplatz, 8010 Graz

3. Bauernmarkt Hofbauerplatz Graz Eggenberg

Market

This atmospheric market is one of Austria’s ancient Easter customs, often attended at sunrise in the historic setting of the smokehouse at the Open Air Museum Stübing. A small entrance fee is charged.

Bauernmarkt Hofbauerplatz Graz Eggenberg, Franz-Steiner-Gasse 18-20, 8020 Graz

Colourful Easter eggs | Courtesy of the Austrian Tourist Board

4. Mehlplatz Christmas Market

Market, Austrian

It isn’t hard to get into the Christmas spirit at this magical winter market in the heart of the city. This wonderfully atmospheric advent event is one of the most picturesque in Austria. Stalls sell all the traditional fare, with lots of nostalgic goods and some delicious seasonal food and drink.

‘Late riser’s’ flea market

One of the few downsides of a flea market is having to get up early on weekend in order to grab the best deals. Taking place on the first Sunday of every month between 10:30am–5:30pm, this flea market is perfect for those who enjoy a lie-in on Sundays.

Hofbauerplatz, 8020 Graz

Various bric-a-brac at a flea market stand

5. Grossmarktstrasse

Market

This flea market is located in the car park of the Messe Graz and takes place four times a year. The event sees collectors and dealers from all over the country gather to partake in bargain-hunting and haggling. Porcelain and ceramics, furniture, toys, books and postcards are among the treasures that can be picked up.

Messe Graz – Parkplatz, Fröhlichgasse 39-45, 8010 Graz

6. Hauptplatz Christmas Market

Market, Austrian

A Graz Christmas market
© Robert Blyth/Flickr
A fantastically festive market, taking place outside the city hall. Delicious punch, of almost every flavour, is served at every corner and a small funfair takes place to keep children entertained.

7. Mittfastenmarkt

Market

Chaotic and cluttered, this market will force you to forage and dig deep for gems – you never know what may be lurking at the bottom of the piles of clothes, toys and bric-a-brac. You won’t have to fight too many fellow tourists for treasures in this market and the prices are as cheap as they come.

Messe Graz – Parkplatz, Fröhlichgasse 39-45, 8010 Graz

8. Heart of Jesus Organic Farmers' Market

Farmers' Market, Market, Austrian

Styrian smoked ham
Courtesy of the Austrian Tourism Board
Taking place in the square in front of the Heart of Jesus Church in the University district every Tuesday from 2pm–6pm. Pick up some delicious, locally grown fruit and vegetables.
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