A look into the best Salzburg shopping places in the old town and shopping centers around the city.
The Salzburg old town, for its streets of Getreidegasse, Linzergasse, and Judengasse, is the favorite place for many to go shopping when visiting the city.
All in all, the old town has around 800 shops in an idyllic and charming environment, with opportunities to shop ranging from designer fashion to antiques, to jewelry, books, and music.
PHOTO: Getreidegasse is the most famous commercial street in Salzburg, offering interesting shop window displays, beautiful shop doors, and idyllic inner courtyards. Within the street, you can also find Mozart’s house of birth (Getreidegasse 9).
PHOTO: Another famous historic pedestrian shopping street within the old town is the pictured Linzergasse. Within the street, you can also find the magnificent St. Sebastianskirche church and a route to Kapuzinerberg, a route that features six Baroque style Via Dolorosa artworks from 1736 – 1744, made by local artists.
PHOTO: In terms of shopping for food, Salzburg offers many original culinary traditions, including the famous Sacher cakes, sold by pictured Hotel Sacher’s (www.sacher.com) official cake shop.
PHOTO: Among the culinary traditions in Salzburg are the Mozartkugel chocolates, which were developed at the pictured Cafe Konditorei Fürst (www.original-mozartkugel.com), in 1890, and from where you can still buy the chocolates made with the original recipe (at Brodgasse 13).
PHOTO: In addition to shopping in the old town, you should also try a cup of coffee at the pictured Cafe Tomaselli (www.tomaselli.at, Alter Markt 9), the oldest (founded in 1703) still functioning cafe in the western civilization. Cafe Tomaselli was also famous for being Mozart’s favorite cafeteria when he was living here.
Salzburg is also famous for being the birthplace of Wiener Kaffeehaus cafe culture in Europe.
To enjoy from this age old tradition, the old town has, in addition to the many restaurants, several high-profile cafes, including Cafe Tomaselli.
Popular souvenirs from Salzburg include, especially when shopping at the old town, products related to Mozart, such as….
- Mozart CDs/DVDs,
- Mozart books,
- Mozart t-shirts, and
- wall posters with Mozart’s family portrait.
Other commonly purchased souvenirs are…
- recipe books revealing secrets from Salzburg’s culinary traditions, and
- CDs/DVDs from the latest Salzburg festival concerts.
Austrian “trachten” traditional costumes are also among the more popular souvenirs from Salzburg.
In addition to the old town, the city is also known for its modernEuropark Salzburg (www.europark.at) shopping center, located within the outskirts of the city.
Europark is considered, for its architecture, one of the world’s most beautiful shopping centers, as designed by Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas.
You can find over 130 stores at the shopping center within 36,000 m2 (387,501 sq.ft), including shops for:
- Interspar, Hervis, H&M, Humanic, Saturn, Peek & Cloppenburg, Thalia, Zara, C&A, Ikea, Esprit,
- Vero Moda, Tommy Hilfiger, Wolford, Douglas, Swarovski, Stiefelkönig, Rieger Fashion, Jeans Only, Puma,
- Salomon, Mexx, Marionnaud, Marc O’Polo, Levi’s Store, Benetton, Body Shop, Don Gil, and many other popular brands.
Europark Salzburg is located at one end of the Klessheimer Allee, about 10 minute drive from the city center.
To get to the Salzburg shopping center, you can also use public buses (bus line 1 from the train station).