Shopping in Salzburg
A mix of boutiques, international outlets and more traditional shops can be found in the Old Town's venerable lanes. Although Salzburg's inhabitants are modern and generally fashionable, there are still traditional tailors, bakers and liquor producers operating in and around the historic centre.
Salzburg's Old Town, with over 400 shops and boutiques, offers a unique shopping experience. Jewellery, handicrafts, designer wear, high fashion, books, music, souvenirs - there is an abundance of items for sale along the pretty, narrow lanes and the charming squares in Salzburg's historic centre. The Getreidegasse is the most famous shopping lane here, but there are many others as well, and in between all the shops and boutiques there are plenty of places selling refreshments or a bite to eat.
Salzburg's Green Market on University Square and the adjacent Wiener Philharmoniker Gasse is open daily except for Sundays and features an abundance of meat, fruit, vegetables, seafood, fish, bread and cheeses, as well as flowers and local handicrafts. Every Thursday morning there is a lively and popular market in front of St Andrew's Church called the Schranne, which is well worth visiting.
The Europark Shopping Centre is almost worth visiting alone for its curvaceous steel-and-glass structure designed by Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas. But this stunning mall contains more than 130 shops with largely high-street chains, as well as a few designer labels and even an Ikea.
Shops in Salzburg are generally open Monday to Friday 0900-1800/1900 and Saturday 0900-1800.
For high-quality souvenirs, peruse some of the clothing stores providing handmade alpine-wear. Traditional waistcoats, hats and shorts can be bought (at no small cost), made the same way for centuries. Salzburg's buzzing coffeehouses are also full of curious odds and ends to take home, including diverse Swiss chocolates.