Fall for the charm of Salzburg by strolling through the city’s historic streets and alleys. Here, each house tells a story, and building preservation continues to be a guiding principle.
You will find no better way to explore the unique history of Salzburg than by walking its narrow lanes and city streets.
Start your walk in the famous Getreidegasse with its historic rod iron store signs. The high, narrow houses contribute to the cozy atmosphere. Marvel at the doorways that lead into each building and be sure to peek into some of the stunning inner courtyards. At Getreidegasse No. 9, you’ll find Mozart's Birthplace, which today fittingly houses the Mozart Museum. Judengasse is the historic center of the city’s Jewish settlement in the 13th century, and one of Salzburg's oldest thoroughfares. Here, you can find modern boutiques offering international haute couture, fine chocolate, souvenirs and furnishings.
The Goldgasse was once home to goldsmiths and some of the wares you find in the stores could easily be described as precious: antiques, Trachten, fine wines and oils can be found here. The ancient Steingasse has retained its medieval charm to this day. It was historically the main point of entry for the daily consignments of prized salt arriving from nearby Hallein. Once you step out onto Kaigasse, the site of a former Roman temple, life seems to slow down further, as here you will mostly encounter local residents.