The Streets of the Altstadt

14 Aug

The Streets of the Altstadt

Flowers, outdoor markets, souvenir stands…we passed all of these on our walking tour of Salzburg’s Altstadt. Candy stores sold the famous or infamous “Mozart Balls”, chocolate around a hazelnut center. When I studied German here 40 years ago, there was a Scotsman in the class who remarked that he found the Mozart Balls to be “ein Bischen schmutzig”, a little bit dirty. Not to be outdone by Mozart, Bach also had his own candy sold here. There were a proliferation of international retail stores that you could find in any major city, including McDonald’s. In fact, the McDonald’s sign on Getreidegasse was the most expensive McDonald’s sign in the world. Many stores sold Trachten, the traditional dress of Austria, dirndls and lederhosen. The Rathaus, the Residenz, numerous churches, the Glockenspiel, and drawing a big crowd…Mozart’s Birth House. All of these we saw on our walk before we took a coffee break at the outdoor Kiosk Tomaselli.

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The most expensive McDonald’s sign.






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The tiniest house in Salzburg.


Mozart Balls.


Mozart’s Birth House.

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Kiosk Tomaselli.

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