Benedictine Market in Klagenfurt
One of my favorite things to do on a Saturday is to go to the Benedictine Market in Klagenfurt. The Benedictine Market takes places every Thursday and Saturday from 6:30 am – 1:00 pm in the Benediktinerplatz. A variety of goods can be found at the market with farmers coming from Italy, Slovenia, and Austria to sell their wares. In addition to farmer’s market food and produce, there are also handmade goods for sale.
On Saturdays, the market is bustling with life. Locals are meeting up and talking over glasses of wine purchased from the local vintner. Families are picking out fresh flowers for the week. Farmers are catching up with one another and sneaking bites of food while business is slow. The market is alive and lovely – it is easy to understand why Carinthians are so passionate about their home.
GOOD TO KNOW
Location: The Benedictine market is located at Benediktiner Platz 9020 Klagenfurt, Carinthia – just a short walk from the city center near Neuer Platz.
When to go: Be sure to arrive at the market before noon. Although the Klagenfurt tourism website advertises that the market is open until 1:30 pm, most sellers are packed up by noon.
What to buy: Kasenudeln (a Carinthian specialty), wine from the local vintner, Bauernbrot (dark farmer’s bread), smoked meats (speck, salami, and more are for sale), and fresh cakes. Since Carinthia has seasons, all produce offered depends on the season.