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.