Big business takes place in front of St. Andrew's Church from early in the morning until midday every Thursday. Salzburg's farmers come here to sell flowers, traditional handicrafts, eggs, and local fruits and vegetables in any kind of weather. Sausages, home made cakes, and native bakery specialities such as "Bauernkrapfen," "Buchteln" and "Gebackene Mäuse" shouldn't be missed! If Thursday is a public holiday, the market takes place on Wednesday.
The biggest shopping center in western Austria, Europark contains a wide variety of shopping outlets like Interspar (a supermarket), H&M (clothing store), and Saturn (electronic equipment). There are also several snack bars and restaurants where shoppers can sit down and relax. Since its augmentation in 2005, the choices have only increased. Although there are usually more than enough parking spaces, Saturday mornings tend to get predictably busy. Drivers should take the motorway exit marked Kleßheim.
When walking through the city centre, you will sooner or later come to University Square. Between Collegiate Church and Mozart's Birthplace there are a lot of stalls selling fresh local fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, seafood, bread and cheese, along with more exotic delicacies. The colourful picture is completed by the crowds of people who throng to this market, tourists as well as natives. It's well worth a visit, though some people might find the prices too high.
Salzburg's Getreidegasse is the most famous street in the city, therefore the most crowded. If you are really interested in getting a view of the charming old houses, try to visit early, preferably before 10 in the morning - pretty portals and wonderful courtyards can only be seen and appreciated then. The Getreidegasse is famous for its wrought-iron signs, dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries - the design of the signs dates back to the Middle Ages! It is worth taking a second look at the houses because they are adorned with dates, symbols or the names of their owners, so they often tell their own history.
Alter Markt is home to some of Salzburg's classiest cafés, one of which is this traditional establishment near the cathedral. Boasting a long and proud history, Café Fürst is spread over two floors, both of which are stylishly and comfortably furnished. The choice of food includes a number of savory snacks, but Café Fürst is undoubtedly most well known for its scrumptious home-made cakes and chocolates. All confectionery is made on the premises and Café Fürst is even credited with creating the legendary Mozart-Kugel.
FORUM 1 is a shopping center which will take care of all of your shopping needs. The shopping center is home t a number of stores such as Klier, Hervis, Nanu Nana, Colloseum, Deichmann and more, along with food establishments such as McDonald's, Coffee Fellows, Wang Cooking Takeaway.
This traditional shop in Salzburg has several branches in the city. In the Getreidegasse you can find Denkstein at three addresses. Denkstein offers shoes from international labels for men, women and children. From winter boots to sandals, rubber boots and dancing shoes you can find a wide-ranging offer. At Getreidegasse number 25 there is a very noble branch of Denkstein which sells fashionable and exclusive shoes from the labels Magli, Prada or Escada.
This specialist cheese shop is situated in the passage between Mozarts Geburtshaus and Griesgasse. If you are heading towards the shop from Mozart's house, the small shop on the left-hand side can easily be missed. Although the shop is quite small you can find a wide range of European cheeses. You can get everything from soft French cheese to hard Swiss cheese to a number of varieties of Austrian cheese. There are special offers every week such as Swiss Emmentaler cheese for example. Please call for open hours.
Resmann Couture GmbH & Co. KG is one of Austria's finest fashion houses. Resmann Couture offers well known labels as Dolce & Gabana, Armani, Hermes, Trixi Schuber or Aris & Puto. You can expect first class service and good advice. You may not find special offers and sales but they always stock the latest fashions.
This little shop at the corner Alter Markt and Getreidegasse offers classical underwear and dessous of high quality. In a trade that nowadays unfortunately often sells some count on cheap and shabby products, Rositta is pleasently different: Here you get excellent and competent advice, the dessous are noble, fashionable and still timeless, and the materials range from Angora wool to silk. Besides underwear you can find pyjamas, nightdresses, dressing-gowns and individual exclusive blouses.
The continuation of the well-known Getreidegasse in the Salzburg Old Town leads to the former Jewish quarter. Documents provide evidence that the 'Street of the Jews' had existed since the 12th century. The whole of the busy street now represents the business centre in the city of Mozart. In Judengasse 15 the former synagogue later became the Höllbräu restaurant and now accommodates the luxurious Hotel Radisson Altstadt.