Well known for the architecture of houses, Getreidegasse is also known as a famous shopping lane of Salzburg. This street draws visitors with its wide selection of international fashion chains, traditional shops and a broad range of dining opportunities.
One of the interesting highlights of this street is its ornamental and elaborate guild signs protruding from the building facades. The Wieber shop in the Getreidegasse is a traditional metal working business which manufactures these “advertising signs” by hand. Also, every day, one can see the famous "puppet woman" with her brown basket on this street who has been selling puppets there since 1987.
Getreidegasse lanes are also famous for interconnecting buildings, the front and back of the buildings let directly out onto different streets, with covered passageway connecting the two. The most famous of these is at the Schatz House, leading from No. 3 Getreidegasse to University Square.
Houses in Getreidegasse are characterised by public thoroughfare, which used to fulfill the purpose of getting to the water, the Salzach faster. Another characteristic worth noticing is that the windows and the main doors get smaller and smaller from the first floor upwards.
SHOPPING AND CULTURE IN GETREIDEGASSE
Getreidegasse extends beyond Linzergasse and houses plenty of small shops varying from jewelry, antiques, delicacies to perfumeries. You will not get the variety of small shops here but also many exclusive shops in Salzburg such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Swarowski and more. In Getreidegasse, you can also explore the original Salzburg Mozartkugeln, which is a must try confection here.
THE SCHATZ HAUS
The Schatz Haus is a passageway leading from Getreideg. No 3 to University Square and it is considered as the most frequented passageway. Here you will find an impressive relief portraying the Madonna with Child is located in a dark niche.
THE MOZART”S BIRTHPLACE
Located on the third floor of No. 9 Getreidegasse in Salzburg. Mozart’s Birthplace has been converted into a museum, introducing visitors to the early life of the composer, his first musical instruments, his friends, and his passionate interest in opera. You can see Mozart’s childhood violin as well as portraits, documents, and early editions of his music on the third floor. the second floor is devoted to Mozart's interest in opera and includes the clavichord on which he composed The Magic Flute.
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