Austria’s most beautiful “shopping center”
The Getreidegasse is Salzburg’s most famous shopping street.
It owes its special character to narrow buildings, often squeezed tightly between one another, as well as to the numerous shops, above whose doors hang wrought-iron guild signs. Also of particular beauty are the many through-houses and interior courtyards, which lead off from their main “lifeline”, the Getreidegasse itself.
Also typical of the Getreidegasse are windows that get smaller and smaller as you go up from the first storey, as are the beautiful doorways, including that at No. 9, Mozart’s birthplace, home to today’s Mozart Museum.
Since the Getreidegasse is the city’s premier address, it is no wonder that the city’s most exclusive shops can be found right here and in its side lanes.