Getreidegasse

Getreidegasse, Salzburg: Address, Phone Number, Getreidegasse Reviews: 4.5/5

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Denny S
Gothenburg, Sweden169 contributions
This old street is a part of a large pedestrian area in Salzbug's historical district. It is by far the most famous street in the city. An elegant street with a mix of clothing chains, fashion stores, traditional shops and some cafes. The house where Mozart was born is located on Getreidegasse no. 9. The street is lined with old merchant houses with beautiful gates and the famous ornamental wrought iron signs above each shop. Another very nice feature is the public passageways and arcades along this street that lead in different directions. Of course, most things are very expensive here and there are always lots of people. Despite this, the street has lots of character.
Written April 22, 2022
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Jorge
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The nicest and the most visited street in the city. Especially for the ambient, the architechture of the street, the unique shop signs pending outside, and all the nice shopps. Don´t loose the oppotunity to visit the Mozart´s birthplace and some of the nice corners and corridors of the city....
Written February 21, 2020
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Quest31478
Olympia, Washington1 contribution
The Getreidegasse/strasse is wonderful. The iron work signs are lovely - even McDonalds has it's sign in the traditional iron. Don't miss the Easter Egg store - that was the highlight. Unbelievable inventory - you can't just buy one dozen!
Written August 17, 2004
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PrashRao
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia286 contributions
Family
Getreidegasse is a busy shopping street in the Altstadt (Old Town) of Salzburg and is charming with its cobblestone road and shops on either side of the road.

Mozart's birthplace is on this street, the Hohensal Casfle/Fortress is just a 5 minutes walk from here. You have some cute shops selling mementos, Mozartkuggels and off course the top notch brands in the same lane. We ended up buying some perfumes, chocolates and lots of oil/spices from Riglers. This is a store you must not miss. There is also a SPAR store right below the Mozart home in case you want to pick up some quick eats or water.

We ate in an Indian restaurant just off this street, called Hana's Kitchen. Good food but service lacked the warmth..

Great place to spend some time after a good meal..
Written May 28, 2014
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chancery2013
Dammam, Saudi Arabia45 contributions
Family
We arrived here just 30 minuets before closing. We entered couple of souvenirs shops but unfortunately the merchants were very rude. One of them literally started lecturing us on the need to arrive early to enter his shop! Dealing with tourist and buyers with smile is ABC of attracting people.
Written August 4, 2018
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ImmerWandern
Palos Heights, IL7,233 contributions
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The Getreidegasse, or "Grain Lane" is a pedestrian zone and a shopping district, analogous to Kärntnerstraße in Vienna's First District, but far more quaint. This, too, was originally a Roman road

Merchants displayed their wares at the street level but many of these homes also functioned as their homes. One building dated back to 1425 (look beneath the eaves of the buildings for dates of construction). Ornate wrought iron hanging signs proclaimed the proprietors' businesses. Many of the ground floor structures were also stables so, in the Middle Ages, a stream was intermittently diverted to flow onto Getreidegasse and flush trash and horse manure into the Salzach river.

Be sure to check out the several arched side alleys; other retailers and dining establishments can be found there.

The small church at the north end (base of the hill) of Getreidegasse is St. Blasius, or St. Blaise, the patron saint of throat illnesses. It was a hospital chapel at one time. In the south the street ends at the Altes Rathaus or Old City Hall with its clock tower.

One of the most famous aspects of Getreidegasse was the Mozart Geburtshaus, about 1 block north of the Old City Hall. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in this bright yellow building in 1756 and lived here until age 17. The renowned child prodigy wrote his first musical composition at just 4 years of age.

It was crowded when we were there, and Getreidegasse was certainly not a place for quiet contemplation. There again, it have never been such a place, devoted as it was to commerce and could be considered as once having been a Medieval Mall. And so it remains to this day, though the customers have evolved from merchants, farmers and city burghers to tourists from all over the world.
Written January 28, 2018
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Teeto2
Bangkok, Thailand196 contributions
Couples
This is the place to go to buy quality Austrian made souvenirs. A small little shop packed with hand made items from all over Austria. You won't find made in China stuff here. Obviously the price reflects this, but then again why buy junk when you can buy things with meaning and soul.
Written February 3, 2017
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holidaymaniacGoa
Goa, India190 contributions
Couples
This is such a happening street!! Shop till you drop or sit and watch the world (all nationalities) go by.Take a swig at Sporer, satisfy your hunger with a balkan sausage..walk more....see, drink, eat, walk and enjoy!!Indeed a very unique street.
Written June 15, 2013
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chillyw
San francisco103 contributions
Friends
This is the main pedestrian shopping and people watching street in the Old Town of Salzburg. It is totally crowded with people, especially in front of Mozart's Birthplace #9 - the yellow house.

It is a great street to see the different wrought iron signs along the street - they indicate what kind of business establishment are inside. Some are very unique looking. Nowadays there are many chain stores that have made it into this pedestrian street. A must see when visiting Old Town Salzburg!
Written April 17, 2019
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Steen H
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Couples
A stroll through this old street, aligned with modern shops and opened up by narrow passages leading to the neighbouring parallel streets and places, and the river Salzach with its great views of the near and far mountains, gives you a good feeling of the life of times past. You can almost imagine seeing Mozart or Haydn walking past on their way to a concert.
Written January 25, 2019
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