do the authorities nothing about the many begging gangs in Salzburg?
Last Sun morning I was at the main station getting trains tix from the tix machines. As soon as I got my purse out to pay an Eastern European walked up to me to ask for money. I told him to push off.
A few mins. later the same guy tried his luck again. Altogether I got approached by this bugger 4 times. I wasnt the only one. Then I saw he joined a group of guys who were waiting for him inside the station area. I felt quite uncomfortable. Apart from this experience it is annoying having to make your way through large groups of these ppl the moment you walk out if the station. In town, esp. in the old town one can barely walk 20 yds. without passing a beggar mumbling something. On Sat 3 sat in the short through way at Hoellriegel bookshop and one of the real con artists trying to look crippled wandered about the market sticking his paper cup towards anybody who looked a worthwhile target.
I just ignore this lot sitting around town. However, as an older person I feel very unsafe having to negotiate my way through the gangs around the station area in the evening on the way back to the hotel.
Salzburg has a great new station but the moment you step outside it is a pigsty. Guys do something about it.