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Linzergasse Alley

Shops, taverns and hostels

The Linzergasse is the second shopping alley of the historic city of Salzburg. Though it is located in the centre it is overlooked by many tourists. That's a mistake because it is almost quite as nice as the Getreidegasse.

The Linzergasse begins directly at the bridge Staatsbrücke and leads away from the centre to the place where formerly the gate Linzertor was located. It used to be the most important arterial road to the cities of Linz and Vienna and to the northeasterly parts of the Habsburg monarchy.

The Linzergasse has always been dominated by its many craft enterprises, shops, taverns and hostels.

At the beginning of the alley ("Platzl") you can see house nr 3, where the famous doctor and scientist Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, called Paracelsus, had lived. In house nr 7 the chemist's called Engel-Apotheke (est. 1809) is located. Its most prominent asisstant was the poet Georg Trakl, born in 1887.

Walking through the alley you will find an imposing gate and staircase leading to the monastery on the hill Kapuzinerberg. After the short labour of the ascent you will be recompensed by an unmatched view of the marvellous historic city located underneath the fortress of Hohensalzburg

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