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Getreidegasse, Salzburg

Getreidegasse, Salzburg (must see)

Old Salzburg's colorful main drag, Getreidegasse has been a center of trade since Roman times. Check out all the old wrought-iron signs that advertise what's sold inside, with all varieties of lovely designs to be seen. What once was the Salzburg of prosperous medieval burghers (merchants) now bustles with the tourist trade.

Dating mainly from the 15th century, the buildings are tall and narrow because this was prime real estate, and there was nowhere to build but up. Space was always tight, as the town was squeezed between the river and the mountain, and lots of land was set aside for the church. The architecture still looks much as it did in Mozart's day, though many of the buildings themselves are now inhabited by Austrian clothiers and international chain outlets. At No. 37 you will find the glamorous Goldener Hirsch hotel, whose interiors are marvels of "gemütlichkeit" – so, if you're appropriately attired, you may wish to view the lobby and enjoy an aperitif in its gorgeous bar, the watering hole of chic Salzburg.

Why You Should Visit:
Incredibly picturesque little street, with good shops, no cars, and a lot of people watching to do.

Tip:
If planning some shopping for gifts, take a look in a couple of stores because they often carry similar products for different prices. Small alleys lead off the main street – do wander down these as lots of smaller shops and nice cafés can be found.

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Getreidegasse on Map

Sight Name: Getreidegasse
Sight Location: Salzburg, Austria
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Salzburg, Austria

Create Your Own Walk in Salzburg

Create Your Own Walk in Salzburg

Creating your own self-guided walk in Salzburg is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Mozart Walking Tour

Mozart Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Historic Religious Buildings Walking Tour

Historic Religious Buildings Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles
Old Town Gift Shops

Old Town Gift Shops

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles
Sound of Music Tour

Sound of Music Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Salzburg Introduction Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles