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Getreidegasse - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Getreidegasse, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

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About Getreidegasse

Salzburg's most famous shopping street, the location of numerous traditional businesses, clothing stores and souvenir shops. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. It is known for the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at No. 9, where he lived until the age of 17. Aside from an array of international fashion chains, the Getreidegasse also charms passers-by with its traditional inns and unique businesses steeped in history.

Attractions Near Getreidegasse

Mozart's Birthplace
Mozart's Birthplace0.12km from Getreidegasse

The house in which Wolfgang Amadé Mozart was born on the January 27, 1756 is now one of the most frequently visited museums in the world. No other place makes the person behind the artist Wolfgang Amadé Mozart and his music as palpable as his Birthplace. It was now a museum and it depicts the early life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, his first musical instruments, his friends, and his passionate interest in opera.

Salzburger Festspiele
Salzburger Festspiele0.13km from Getreidegasse

The Salzburg Festival is the world's most important festival for opera, music and drama. In the summer of 2020, they celebrated their 100th anniversary. It is held each summer in the Austrian town of Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Experience one of the most prestigious music festivals, which is characterized by the highest musical quality, international artists and a perfect blend of tradition and modernity.

Pferdeschwemme, Salzburg
Pferdeschwemme, Salzburg0.14km from Getreidegasse

The Hofmarstallschwemme , for many Salzburgers the horse pond , is one of the two preserved Salzburg horse ponds and a fountain in Salzburg's old town . It is one of the listed objects in the city of Salzburg. It is called 'Hofmarstallschwemme' because it belongs to the Hofmarstall , which was located southeast of it. This long fountain is the one that Maria and the Von Trapp kids dance around and splash in water during the instrumental ending to "My Favorite Things

Toy Museum Salzburg
Toy Museum Salzburg0.15km from Getreidegasse

The Toy Museum is housed in a beautiful old Baroque structure that was once a public hospital. It displays the largest collection of toys in Austria. It has both conventional and interactive displays. Besides an impressive collection of toys, the museum has workshops where toys are made and the Kasperltheater Puppet show has been hosted on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon for the entertainment of young visitors for the last 25 years.

Sigmundstor0.19km from Getreidegasse

The Sigmundstor is a road that runs through the Mönchsberg Mountain that connects Old Town of Salzburg and the Riedenburg district. It is the oldest road tunnel in Austria. After the 64-metre Urnerloch in the Gotthard Pass and the eastern bore of the Ilzdurchbruch in Passau (Bavaria) it is the oldest known road tunnel in Europe.

Marko-Feingold-Steg0.19km from Getreidegasse

The Marko-Feingold-Steg is a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists over the Salzach in the city ​​of Salzburg. It connects the Franz-Josef-Kai at the level of the Ferdinand-Hanusch-Platz in the left old town with the Elisabethkai and - via the direct extension of Josef-Friedrich-Hummel-Straße - the Makartplatz in the right bank of the old town. The first footbridge consisted of an iron construction in Art Nouveau style on two pillars - like the Mozart footbridge.

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Salzburg is a state of the modern Republic of Austria. The region was widely settled in prehistoric times, both in the mountains and the Alpine foreland, because of its mineral resources. The tourist trade, including winter sports, is a major source of income, with the main centres at Salzburg city (especially its music and drama festivals), Badgastein, and Zell am See. The state has good road and rail communications.