Judengasse in the Salzburg historical district is generally regarded as an extension of the Getreidegasse. This narrow, ancient shopping lane curves gently from the Alter Markt to the Waagplatz and was, until 1498, the center of the Jewish community in Salzburg.
The name has historic significance: The oldest chronicled mention of a Jewish community in Salzburg dates back to the year 1284. We also know that the Judengasse was the hub of Jewish life in the city from the Middle Ages until the Jews were expelled from Salzburg in 1498. Furthermore, as one of the oldest thoroughfares in Salzburg, it also had an important commercial function.
The houses and their histories
A number of houses on Judengasse remind us of the turbulent history of Salzburg. A synagogue was once located at house No. 15, while No. 3 Judengasse has a very special facade featuring the only purely Jugendstil doorway in Salzburg.
The Judengasse is one of the most popular Shopping streets in the Salzburg historic district. Aside from modern boutiques and international fashion labels, you will also find finest chocolates, souvenirs, home furnishings, along with Easter and Christmas decorations sold year-round.