A visit to a local market is a fantastic way of discovering local delicacies and finding special traditional souvenirs to take home with you.
When staying at Das Alpin, one of the best hotels in Scheffau, Austria, the weekly market held in St. Johann between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. every Friday from mid-March to mid-November is a fantastic way of meeting local people and discovering regional produce and handicrafts. Just imagine strolling around the bustling market, sipping on a freshly squeezed juice or a fragrant coffee as the stall owners call out their friendly greetings. Here, you’ll find cheese from regional dairies, sausages and speck bacon from local farmers, and delicious, freshly baked bread, cakes, and other sweet treats. The smell is simply divine! And not only that: for a truly warming taste experience, you simply have to sample the local schnapps liqueurs. Have you ever tried gentian root or elderberry liqueur? No? Then it’s high time you did! We think it’s the perfect place to find souvenirs and create vivid holiday memories to take back home with you.