We are moved by the desire for dialogue and encounter, accompanied by high quality food and luxury goods.

The return to quality, regional and typical products and the general renaissance of such market places also moves the Innsbruck Market Hall. It is the culinary melting pot of the city and its surroundings. Here you will find fresh products directly from local producers, specialties, rarities, fine commercial goods and a big variation of restaurants.

The product assortment ranges from fruits and vegetables to meat, sausages, bacon and cheese to regional specialties, bread, antipasti, spices, herbs, olives, flowers and much more. But it is not only this mix of goods that makes the market hall special. In the Innsbruck market hall you will find institutions, legends, professionals and real guys. The people who work there and present their goods have a long history. When they tell these, not only doors open....

Market manager Edith Ettlmayr, MA

Themes like regionality and sustainability are on the agenda. As a customer, you can determine the quantity, type of packaging and origin of the products yourself. The direct contact to the traders and producers enables transparency and creates trust.

With your purchase from us you support not only the local economy but especially the initiative to reduce the CO2 balance (carbon dioxide emissions, which are directly or indirectly caused by activities or life stages of products or people).

The history of the Innsbruck market hall

The older part of the market hall was built in 1913/14 as a storage and stacking place for wholesale trade. It was not intended for the small trade and producer market. This continued to be held outdoors along the Innrain. At that time, the market hall functioned as a direct purchasing point between traders and buyers. It offered a large storage possibility for food and thus it was a prerequisite for an adequate food supply, especially in view of the 1st World War.

After the 2nd World War, the existing wholesale hall was extended. From now on, in addition to the meat, fish and dairy product traders, those who previously sold goods along the Inn River also offered their goods in the market hall. The extension was built between 1958 and 1960, and on October 3 the new market hall went into operation.

Today the market hall consists of two parts. The older part, the so-called "West Hall" or also "Older Hall" was planned by Fritz Konzert. The north-south oriented Art Nouveau building consists of a three-nave hall with an elevated central nave covered by a gable roof.

The addition from 1960 was planned by architect Willi Stiegler. This is a ground-level market hall with an underground storage system for the providers. The two halls are connected to each other in the west. Until today, the "Old Hall" is mainly used for agriculture as a market area and the front part is for traders and gastronomy with bunk stores and fixed stands.

After the expansion of the market hall, it was managed by the so-called Market Hall Operating Company with representatives of the Chamber of Agriculture and the Chamber of Commerce. In 2011, the Markthalle was sold by the Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce to the City of Innsbruck for a symbolic euro. Innsbrucker Markthallen-Betriebs Ges.m.b.H. is 100% owned by the City of Innsbruck as shareholder.

The management is incumbent on Ing. Dr. Franz Danler as the managing director with sole signing authority.

Edith Ettlmayr, MA has been responsible for the store management since September 2019.

Photos History: ®Stadtarchiv Innsbruck
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