"Shopping Street" Getreidegasse Tip by Marpessa

Getreidegasse, Salzburg: 50 reviews and 89 photos

  Getreidegasse with the Rathaus in the background
by Marpessa

This street is found in Altstadt (Old Town). At one end, in front of Mönchsberg (small mountain surrounding Altstadt), is the St. Blaise?s Church founded in the 14th Century. From there you will find a long beautiful pedestrian street filled with shops and restaurants. Beautiful gilded wrought iron signs hang from shop entrances, a nod to the Middle Ages, when the majority of people were illiterate and used pictures as a form of communication for what different stores were. At the end of the street you will find the Rathaus (City Hall), before coming out onto Alter Markt.

Along getreidegasse are many restaurants like McDonalds and Nordsee (seafood), plus many cafes with traditional Austrian foods (love the apple strudel). There are clothes shops (a lot are high fashion), souvenir shops, jewelry, leather goods and all other kinds of stores.

Along the street you will come across Mozart's birthplace (just in front of Hagenauerplatz), which is definitely a must see.

You will also find a lot of charming alleys filled with more stores and courtyard cafes coming off from getreidegasse. There are a lot of tourists in this area, and even if you don?t end up shopping, it is still a beautiful street that you should not miss while in Salzburg!

Address: Getreidegasse, Altstadt, Salzburg

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 21, 2005
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