Salzburg Photos: Steingasse Lane in Winter
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The Steingasse is one of our favourite alleys and lanes in Salzburg.
Sadly (or fortunately?), it is often neglected by international visitors of the
city. For centuries, the Steingasse was a major traffic link of Salzburg; today,
it is a sleepy lane with Medieval and Baroque buildings. During the advent
season, there are several good reasons to stop by at the Steingasse: Firstly,
because there is a famous Krippe (Nativity Scene) on display in one of the shops;
secondly, because a wine merchant offers great mulled wine; and thirdly, because
Joseph Mohr was born in the Steingasse - Mohr later wrote the lyrics of the
famous Christmas carol "Silent Night", which was first performed in the nearby
town of Oberndorf.
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