Whilst walking around the squares and marketplaces of Salzburg during our day trip to the city in December 2010, we noticed a number of Salzburger Brezen Reisinger stalls and kiosks selling a variety of different sized and flavoured pretzels.
The smaller pretzels (I say small, but they were perhaps 5 inch in diameter) cost 1.20 Euros each, while the larger ones (10 inch + in diameter) cost 2.50 Euros each, with discounts for bulk purchases (e.g. 5 small pretzels for 5 Euros or 3 large pretzels for 7 Euros).
The thing that caught our eye, and persuaded us to purchase some, was the large selection of flavours available. Not only were there standard pretzels, but there were chocolate and jam pretzels, pizza pretzels, apple strudel pretzels, glazed doughnut pretzels and poppy seed pretzels!
We shared a couple of large pretzels; a poppyseed one (sweeter than we imagined it would be) and a pizza one (topped with cheese and herbs).
A great choice of pretzels in the centre of Salzburg!
These are sold everywhere and eventually , even though I was saving myself for strudel I had to try them . They are really good . They green inside is a pistacchio paste. They also make good gifts to bring home!!
We enjoyed sampling the fresh pretzels in the open courtyard behind the Cathedral. There are different types to sample. We went for the salted ones. They are filling and make a great snack. At 2Euro they fit well in our budget!!
When and wherever you see the sellers of the Hungarian baumkuchen, do yourself a favour and eat one of these. You can eat them either hot or cold and they are delicious. They cover them with cinnamon sugar, pistatsio nuts, chocolate and some other goodies. All are devine.
In the courtyard behind the Cathedral and before the entrance to the Fortress furnicular, there is a semi-circular stand of large wicker baskets under a large umbrella where you can get a good variety of pretzels for about 2euros. If you want, they will put the pretzel in a microwave to heat it up for you if it's a cold day.
You must try the king of sausages the Kasekrainer. This is a cheesey filled sausage/frankfurter can be bought from many stands you'll come across around the town. Served with salted bread and and some kind of mustard it can be a bit messy and after quite a few throughout the weeknd can get a bit sickly.... But yummy!!
Just by the station in Salzburg was a fish market from Hamburg (on our visit May 2004).
Well apart from fish there were all kinds of other stalls but this one of corn on the cob caught my eye - made a change from all the bratwursts anyway!
Another stall in the local market by the station sold all those lovely chocolate hearts tou buy for your lved ones as well as all kinds of nuts and candy.