Steingasse, Salzburg

Steingasse, Salzburg (must see)

One of the oldest roads in Salzburg, the Steingasse is a small alley that lies between Kapuzinerberg and the Salzach River. It is flanked by medieval houses and has retained its medieval atmosphere until today.

Steingasse dates back to the time when Salzburg was the Roman city of Juvavum. In the middle ages, it became an important trade route and was the main entry point for salt consignments from the Hallein Township. Travelers passed the Steingasse on their way to Italy in the medieval era. The narrow Steintor Gate built in 1280 was the point of entry for travelers and traders.

Residents of Steingasse included potters, dyers and tanners who required water for their work because of its proximity to the Salzach River. No:9 Steingasse was the house where Josef Mohr, the composer of the Christmas Carol, ‘Silent Night’ was born. There is a small private museum in the building dedicated to the composer. Another notable building is the St. Johann am Imberg Church that was Mozart’s favorite place of worship. At one end of Steingasse is a small marble fountain called the Engelwirtsbrunnen which was installed in 1660 in front of the Engelwirt Inn was placed in its present location in 1890. Today, there are many bars, quaint shops, bookstores and galleries in the well preserved medieval buildings that line the street.

Why You Should Visit:
If you look for silence and some nice little bars & restaurants, this is the place.

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Sight Name: Steingasse
Sight Location: Salzburg, Austria
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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