The Getreidegasse in Salzburg is an elegant street lined with boutiques, passages and restaurants. There are no gaudy shop signs to be seen here. Instead, there are beautifully crafted wrought iron signage announcing the name of the store and what it sells. In the photo above, Wieber has a key hanging from the beak of a gilded bird. This is a metalwork and locksmithery shop that's been around since 1415. They do keys, yes, but they also do a full range of custom made street lamps, guild signs, railing, etc. and restoration of old metal works.
Behind Weiber is the kaleidoscopic sign of Aschauer Hüte, a store selling hats and traditional Austrian garments.
Zara is one of the most popular clothing stores in Europe. Notice the scissors, an important tool for sewing.
The dancing couple in diandl and lederhosen proclaim the goods sold at Stassny. Traditional Austrian costumes and accessories are the specialties of this boutique.
Not only do they sell umbrellas at Kirchtag, they also have leather goods and luggage. They can custom design an umbrella at their workshop behind the store. Kirchtag has been around since 1903.
What an ornate sign this fast food retailer has! The gilded M has never been this refined, surrounded by a wreath, a royal symbol (no less) and a lion on hind legs holding up a piece of paper and leaning with his left leg on the graceful back of the bird. I'm lovin' it.
Salamander is a well recognized shoe store, hence the golden boot. They also sell bags and accessories. The company was first registered in 1904 in Germany and today has outlets in Austria, France, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Russia.
Amadeus Mozart was born on Getreidegasse 9, on the same street as the stores and restaurant mentioned here. "A good neighbor is a very desirable thing." Thomas Jefferson
Images by TravelswithCharie