Why Visit?

The square has an impressive row of burgher houses that date from the Middle Ages. There is also the smallest house in Salzburg. Built in the 19th century to close a narrow alley way it is only 1.42m wide. Next door is Café Tomaselli which is the oldest coffee house in Austria. Mozart frequented the cafe and his widow Constanza lived here in the 1820’s with her then husband Georg Nikolaus von Nissen.

Opposite Café Tomaselli is Konditorei Fürst whose founder invented the famous Mozartkugel chocolates.


A Bit of History

Salzburg Alter Markt is the old market place and site of the weekly market since the 13th century. At is centre is the St Florian fountain. This was originally built in 1488 with its octagonal base added in the 1680’s. The statue of St Florian was added in 1734.


Close by to Alter Markt is Residenzplatz and Getreidegasse.

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