Getreidegasse in Salzburg

View of Salzburg towards the cathedral and Getreidegasse

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Getreidegasse Salzburg: A journey through Salzburg's famous shopping street

The Getreidegasse in Salzburg. This picturesque old town alley is not only known for its historical significance, but also for its variety of unique shops and charming cafés. Our tour takes you through this bustling street and gives you an insight into the fascinating stories, the architectural treasures.

From the Middle Ages until today

View of Salzburg towards the cathedral and Getreidegasse
View of Salzburg towards the cathedral and Getreidegasse

The Getreidegasse looks back on a long history. As early as the Middle Ages, it was an important trade route on which mainly grain and other goods were transported. Over the centuries, the alley developed into a popular shopping street, attracting both locals and tourists.

In the 16th century, Getreidegasse was characterised by a multitude of magnificent buildings inhabited by wealthy merchants. Many of these historic buildings are still preserved today and give the alley its charming character.

Today, Getreidegasse is a popular shopping destination with many shops, souvenir shops and traditional crafts. It is also particularly famous for the house where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born, which has become one of Salzburg's most visited sights. Getreidegasse has changed over the centuries, but it still retains its unique charm and historical significance.

Traditional craftsmanship in the Getreidegasse

From jewellery making to candle making, there is something interesting for everyone to discover here.

  • In the jewellery shops you can admire and buy exquisite handmade jewellery.
  • In the candle workshops you will find beautifully decorated candles in various shapes and sizes.

These shops are not only places where you can purchase unique items, but also showcases of traditional craftsmanship that has been cultivated in Getreidegasse for centuries. This tradition is upheld by dedicated craftsmen who take pride in passing on their skills to the next generations. So be sure to plan enough time to explore the variety of crafts in Getreidegasse and learn the stories behind the artworks.

Art and culture in the Getreidegasse

  • Galleries along Getreidegasse offer a variety of artworks, including paintings and sculptures.
  • The Mozart Birthplace is also located in the Getreidegasse and offers insights into the life of the famous composer.

Although Getreidegasse is primarily known as a famous shopping street, it also offers an impressive selection of art and culture. Galleries along the street entice art lovers with a wide range of paintings, sculptures and handicrafts. Here visitors can discover contemporary works of art and be impressed by their expression and beauty.

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