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Getreidegasse
Getreidegasse

Getreidegasse

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Getreidegasse, Salzburg, 5020

The basics

There’s plenty to charm along Getreidegasse (meaning Grain Lane), starting with the traditional signs hanging from every shopfront and café on ornate black-and-gold wrought iron cornices. Whether you’re coming to the city on a day trip or planning an extended stay, you’re sure to spend a few hours wandering along this picturesque area of the old town. A particular highlight is the Christmas in Salzburg store at the eastern end of the street, a treasure trove of carefully hand-blown and hand-painted eggs hung from ribbons, perfect for Christmas or Easter decorations. 

The street draws thousands of visitors a year for another reason, too: Mozart’s Geburtshaus (birthplace) at number 9. The family apartment in the ochre-yellow building has been faithfully reconstructed, with memorable items such as letters, family portraits and even Mozart’s own violin and clavichord.  

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Things to know before you go

  • The street is wheelchair accessible.
  • Getreidegasse is also home to the Sound of Music World museum and the Toy Museum, or Spielzeug Museum in Austrian. 
  • Keep an eye out for the Marionettenfrau (puppet woman) who has been selling her wares along the street for the last 30 years. 
  • Stop at one of the konditorei for kaffee und kuchen – the classic Austrian combo of coffee and cake. 
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How to get there

Getreidegasse is in Salzburg’s old town. It’s a pedestrian-only area, accessible by foot or by bicycle, or alternatively by public bus – #21 and #22 both stop nearby. 

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When to get there

Getreidegasse is a narrow street and often busy with locals and visitors. Most shops, cafés and restaurants are open Monday through Saturday; some places close on Sundays. Mozart’s Geburtshaus is open every day. 

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Visit the Toy Museum

If you’re traveling with kids, a visit to the Spielzeug Museum is a must. From rooms containing antique toys and games like a rare toy carousel to more hands-on fun such as slides, marble tracks, kid-size cars, and a recreated old-fashioned toy shop, everyone visiting is encouraged to join in the fun. 

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Frequently Asked Questions
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