The well-known manufacturers, like Gössl , are located in Salzburg city and there are also smaller firms such as Lederhosen producer Zant in Zell am See, a millenary shop in Werfen and the trendy young label Ploom in Salzburg.
Of course, the machines of today are much quicker, but do not match the quality handmade goods. Beautiful leather articles with fine quill embroidery, such as satchels and belts, true pieces of art in which hours of work and dedication have been put into. In SalzburgerLand you will still occasionally find shingle covered rooves on the old farmhouses, an age-old craft that is rarely seen today. In the city where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born, just a few steps away from the Mozarteum, is the workshop of violinmaker, Peter Svatek who specialises in the restoration of older instruments.
A joy to the taste buds! Images of the lush green Alpine pastures will spring to mind when nibbling on a delicious chunk of cheese or a slice of smoked venison sausage with farmhouse bread and butter, accompanied by a glass of schnapps. In SalzburgerLand you will find a whole array of culinary delicacies, all made with the freshest ingredients.
For those with a sweet tooth, a visit to the Berger confiserie in Lofer is recommended, as well to the confectioner Erich Pletzer in Mittersill, whose chocolates are made to resemble the summits of the Tauern mountains and filled with local ingredients such as cranberries. For a real treat visit the delicatessen of Franz Lechner in Salzburg. Under the name “Nur! Gutes”, he sells the most delicious specialties of the region and has of course sampled them all and is able to recommend a tit-bit for every palate. For gourmets, a visit to one of the weekly farmers’ markets not to be missed, where fresh farm produce is sold directly from the market stands.