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Salzburg is not that big in comparison to other cities but it provides a wealth of opportunity and all who visit are met with a unique shopping experience that can be enjoyed by the most serious shoppers as well as the simple browsers amongst us. Internationally recognised chains sit next to one-off boutiques and shops that have been established for hundreds of years but still remain in the hands of the same families with continued success throughout the years.
Popular streets include Getreidegasse and Judengasse in the Old Town but many quirky stores can be stumbled upon as you explore the passageways and tiny narrow streets making shopping in the city a real adventure. Then at the other end of the scale, Salzburg has the most modern shopping centre, Europark, which has over 130 shopping outlets and a number of markets that are all worth experiencing. Two of the most popular are the Universitätsplatz market and the market close to Mirabellplatz that provide delicious fresh produce.
If you are looking for a treat to take home with you, why not get some Mozartkugeln, which are small marzipan and chocolate balls, or perhaps a Gewürzsträussl, that is a bunch of spices that are designed to look like a bouquet of flowers and are to be used to add lovely scents to any home.
Top Shops in Salzburg
Confiserie Josef Holzermayr, Alter Markt 7: Shop for delicious handmade chocolates, fresh cream truffles and gingerbread, as well as the famous Mozartkugeln (Mozartballs) which have been made there since 1890. There is a special counter for diabetics too.
Damenkonfektion Steindl, Alter Markt 13-14: This family run ladies wear store has preserved its unique interior over the generations and provides the perfect ambiance for high-quality clothing. Classic décor and furnishing compliment the extravagant fashions and knowledgeable staff make the whole experience an enjoyable one.
Hemden Babitsch, Wolf-Dietrich-Straße 15
: This establishment has the reputation of being one of the best places to obtain a custom made shirt. The in-house workshop ensures that items are meticulously created but are produced at surprisingly good value for money.
Johann Nagy Invalid token: <& Söhne, Linzer Gasse 32: A shop that has been open since 1879 and remains with the same family. Handmade candles in a variety of colours can be bought, with specialities including wax models, baptismal and wedding candles. In addition you will find over 40 different delicious gingerbread creations.
Kaslöchl, Hagenauerplatz 2: You will usually find tempting samples outside the storefront, enticing you in to try and buy some of the 150 cheeses, many of which are organically produced. You can also purchase other items to accompany the cheese such as wine, jams and chutneys.
Lederwaren & Raritäten Kainberger, Goldgasse 14: The leather goods sold in this store are made in their own workshop to an amazing standard. Handbags, purses and belts are all hand-made with custom decorative elements producing attractive creations.
Maßschuhe Haderer, Pfeiffergasse 3: Founded in 1900, this traditional shop provides custom-made shoes, with its own workshop nearly all shoes that are on offer have been delicately handmade though they do stock a small amount of shoes and accessories by a few other fine brands.
Porzellanmanufaktur Augarten, Alter Markt 11: The rich history of Vienna Porcelain began almost 300 years ago and today this shop offers splendid examples of their porcelain, renowned throughout the world for its extraordinary whiteness, from delightful souvenirs to fine gift collections, table décor, figurines and collectors’ editions.
Salzburger Heimatwerk, Residenzplatz 9
For something truly Austrian this shop on the Old Town’s grandest square has beautifully made traditional Austrian costumes (Trachten), high quality crafts, fabrics and lovely things for the home.
Sporer, Getreidegasse 39: Pedestrian getreidegasse is the Old Towns most famous shopping street. Family-owned Sporer sells traditional liqueurs, herb bitters, schnapps and, in winter spiced tea and punch.