getriedegasse (street), Salzburg
this will be my shopping tips of the getriedegasse, I will have a separate things to do tips here.
getriedegasse is the most famous street in Salzburg since along the street lies Mozart's Birthplace and initial house the Mozarts Geburtshaus along 9 getriedegasse and along it are rows and rows of shops and restaurants and retail outlets of both local and international brands such as Zara, Gucci, Schatz, Nordsee, Mango, Orsay, Mc Donald. etc and the shops spill over to the nearby pedestrian roads such as Judengasse and Rathausgasse and Goldgasse (and more streets) as well. The street is about 500 meters long from the Town Hall Square to the west to Bürgerspitalgasse of which it lies parallel to Griesgasse and Ferdinand Hanusch Platz. The street was formerly called Trabegasse (derived from traben "to trot").
The place is accessible from Griesgasse along the banks of the Salzach River via Hagenauerplatz along the old town hall (allstadt).
What to buy: the shops along getreigasse is mostly mid to high end and artisanal local shop and there is even a Louis Vuitton store near Munzgasse at the end of Griesgasse, but the other high end boutique shops and restaurants are located along Altermarkt area and it's side streets.
What to pay: depends on what you buy
We loved the shops with Austrian children's clothes and the adult clothes too... "dirndl" for ladies and "lederhosen" for gentelmen!
We have really appreciated the way they've "modernise" the traditional costumes and the fact that they keep the traditions in a World which is going crazzy.
What to buy: Beautiful "dirndl" dresses in traditional colors, leather trousers , wool jackets , shirts and hats !
What to pay: over 100 euros for a complete costume
Getriedegasse is Salzburg's main street and is a pedestrian only street for much of its length. It's known for the custom held over from the middle ages of displaying signs on the outside of the shop that are descriptive of what the shop does. This was to aid the non-literate.
This is a whole street of wonderful shops of all kinds that will delight and enchant you. Situated in the middle of the pedestrian zone in the Old Town, Getriedegasse is a wonderful street to stroll even when the shops are closed.
What to buy: You name it, you will find it in Getriedegasse.
What to pay: Beware of the prices for souvenirs here however, you will probably get the same item cheaper in one of the squares.
You have all your standard high street shops here including Zara and H&M including some more upmarket shops. But what really makes this a great place to shop is the street signs, even McDonalds looks posh!!
This entire street is a mix of both history and shopping rolled ino one. Some of the most historic buildings Salzburg has to offer are located on this street as well as some of the finest shopping. This is a great place to pick up gifts for friends and family back home, especially considering that most trips to Salzburg will bring you to this area anyways. Keep your eyes peeled for Mozarts birthplace because you my end up walking right by if your not careful.
I promised my wife that I'll buy her something from Swarovski if we visit Salzburg. Of course Swarovski is available from anywhere in the world but it becomes more special if you buy one from the country that manufaturs it locally.
It makes for a nice present for some female family members back home too.
What to buy: Jewellery and home accessories plus figurines and collectibles.
What to pay: Depending on the item, a pendant and a leather chord could start from 26 Euros to 250 Euros or a simple necklace could start from 59 Euros to an elaborate 569 Euros necklace
Musikhaus Pühringer was stablished in 1910. Being a lover of music, I cannot resist entering this shop. Apart from it's location (Getriedegasse) the shop is truly impressive from the inside and out. The lady shop attendant (who seemed to be the shop owner too) was very knowledegable not just with their products but also with music.
What to buy: Expectedly the store sells all kinds of classical musical instruments. They also have a wide slection of electronics including synthesizers and amplifiers. You can also buy classical or folk-music CDs.
For a souvenir, I bought an ADLER wooden recorder for 42.50 Euros. There were other more expensive brands too for over 100 Euros but I thought the cheaper one was enough for me since I don't really play the recorder that much. Nevertheless the quality was very good (compared to my old plastic and bamboo recorders).
Other small musical instruments that are good as souvenirs could be harmonicas - and they have a wide selection of those - from the biggest to the tiniest harmonica keychains that actually work.
A small violin could cost over 200 Euros.
What to pay: Musical instruments are generally expensive but depending on what you are looking for, you can find something that's still affordable.
If you want to Immerse yourself in the crystalline universe, then this is the store for you. Lots of choices, a wide price range to fit most everyone and gifts galore.
What to buy: There are a number of things to buy at this location including Crystal Time, Crystal Tattoo, Crystal Home Accessories, Daniel Swarovski Home Accessories, Silver Crystal, Swarovski Crystal Society, Crystal Moments, Crystal Paradise and of course Swarovski Jewellery (which is what we purchased).
What to pay: We paid $120.00 EU (approx. $142.00/USD).
Getriedegasse is the main shopping street in Salburg and all sorts of things are on offer. Obviously there is plenty of chocolate and much of that has either a reference to, or picture of, Mozart. Also of note is jewelry, antiques, christmas decorations (at the famous Xmas store), Swarovski Crystal shop and Mcdonalds (to help you get Supersized).
What to buy: Chocolate, clocks and pocket knives - no surprise there plus Austrian clothing and Xmas decorations.
Nothing I can say about this famous street in Salzburg's Alstadt that hasn't already been said by countless others. It is a really pretty street, with plenty of shops, eatries, boutiques, and cafes. It is alot of fun to just window-shop and admire not only the goods on display, but the beautiful iron-wrought signs that hang along both side of the narrow street.
What to buy: Branded goods at Louis Vuitton
High street fashion at H&M
Souvenirs ala Mozartkugeln
Crystal at Swarvorski
Seafood at Nordsee
Another nice thing to buy in Salzburg,is the beautiful figures made of cut crystal,here is located the largest Swarovski factory and also some nice shops to buy them.This one is located at Getriedegasse street.
Many of the crystal figures, are very expensive but also you can find the small ones with a reasonable price.
Getreidegasse is a street that is home to many great shops... the Christmas store, Swarovski Crystal shop, antiques, authentic austrian clothes, mcdonalds, souvenirs, etc.
What to buy: Swarovski crystal jewelry is affordable, mcdonalds is always cheap and the souvenirs are nice too. Everything else is really expensive. Play a fun game called "guess the price".
Salzburg has a wonderful main street that has every type of shop you can imagine (even McDonald's). Most of the signs above the shop designate what is sold there, much like it was during Medieval times where people couldn't read that well, so they just made a sign to represent what was sold there. It really creates an ambience of walking back in time.
What to buy: Anything and everything here! Although it will also cost you a little more than average!
What to pay: It can be quite pricey.
Sometimes I just like to window shop and Salzburg is a good place for this and so picturesque at the same time. Check out the Getreidegasse with its old fashioned shop signs (even MacDonalds joined in). There are so many little passages filled with shops and restaurants off of this street. Also try out Linzergasse on the other side of the bridge. I did notice a couple of shopping complexes as well back towards the station.