Beer Halls & Gardens, Salzburg

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  • Billy with his first stein.....
    Billy with his first stein.....
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    Courtyard of Abbey of St Peter.....
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    The Outdoor Section.....
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    Augustiner Braustubl: Beer under the trees

    by rexvaughan Updated May 22, 2012

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    This is a wonderful beer garden set behind the Augustine Church (17th Century) and its adjacent brewery. You will find all kinds of folk here: students, tourists and locals celebrating birhtdays or other special events. We even saw one group that brought their own band. It is a huge place that seats hundreds under chestnut (I think) trees and full of life. Rick Steves described it as a "Monet painting with beer breath." We enjoyed it so much we went back a second time.

    Just checked May 22, 2012 and it looks like the food and beer are still pretty much the same.

    Favorite Dish: You can only buy drinks here. For food you can go inside what I took to be part of the church. But there is a long hall lined with deli booths selling meats, cheeses, veggies, desserts, salads, sandwiches, etc. You can take this or your picnic out to the garden (as long as you buy a drink).

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    Restaurant StieglKeller: Beer Halls & Gardens II

    by BLewJay Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Situated above the rooftops of the Old Town and protected by the mighty fortress (and only open during the summer), the Restaurant StieglKeller offers a magnificent view, excellent Austrian dishes, home brewed Stiegl beer, and friendly service.

    Favorite Dish: We had a few glasses of Stiegl Goldbr?u to start off, and then for dinner we had Stiegl Pfandl (a house speciality) and Eierschwammerl. The evening would not be complete without sampling the famous Salzburger Nockerl (sweet delicacy consists of three mounds of golden souffl?, sprinkled with plenty of confectioner's sugar and served on a silver platter).

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    Augustiner Brau: Great brews

    by acemj Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Michael loves beer and cheese!

    Alright, so you have to walk about ten to fifteen minutes west of the Old Town to get to this place, but it's worth it. This monastery has been around since 1621 and is really an interesting experience. You'll walk in through an unassuming door, but will soon be rewarded by an amazing staircase that leads down into what appears to be a small market with various stalls selling cafeteria style food, breads and cheeses. After getting some food, you'll enter into the beer hall itself, which has a lot of character and ambience. You want beer? Grab a ceramic mug from a shelf and rinse it in an old-fashioned fountain. Then buy a ticket from the cashier and present it to the guys pouring the beer. Sit, sip and enjoy!

    Favorite Dish: BEER!

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    Sternbrau (Garten Restaurant)....: The genuine experience....

    by Maryimelda Updated Jan 8, 2010

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    The Garten Restaurant holds a special place in my heart. On my first visit to Salzburg in 2007, my son Billy had his very first stein of beer here and it was our first experience of a real beer garden. I could not resist the urge to return. Sternbrau is a complex really, comprising a number of different eateries. There is of course, as mentioned, the Garten Restaurant and there is an Italian Restaurant as well as an indoor room or two which I have never quite worked out what their use is.

    Favorite Dish: Here I enjoyed Shweinshaxel with bread dumplings and sauerkraut which was sublime. Way too much however and I could only do justice to half of it. I can still smell the pork crackle and taste the salt on it. Yummeeeee.....

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    St Peter Stiftskeller: Unforgettable Dining.....

    by Maryimelda Written Oct 30, 2009

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    So elegant, so warm, such a friendly and efficient staff, such good food and not as expensive as you might think when you first walk in. There are a number of different sections, including an outdoor area and one or two more formal restaurant rooms and a function room. I was shown into one of the more formal rooms and I was made to feel as if I was the only person there that night, which of course I wasn't as the place was packed out. I especially liked the way I was treated because it has been my experience in many parts of Europe to feel unwelcome because I am a woman dining alone. Maybe they don't like having to spare a table for one person or maybe they think I am up to no good, I really can't say. At St Peter Stiftskeller however, I was treated like royalty and made to feel very comfortable indeed.

    Favorite Dish: I'm a sucker for a good schnitzel and the schnitzel here was superb. I can especially recommend the soup which was carrot and coconut with smoked duck, words can't describe how good this was. I asked for a glass of red wine and the waiter said that he had a very interesting merlot for me to try and it was excellent. All the bread I could eat and a lovely garden salad and the bill came to 34 euro. I was delighted. At the risk of sounding over the top, I would say that I would return to Salzburg for a third time, for no other reason but to go back to St Peter Stiftskeller.

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    Augustiner Bräustübl Mülln: My Favorite Beer in Austria

    by travelfrosch Updated Oct 24, 2009

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    Looking for an inexpensive place to eat in Salzburg? This beerhall/beer garden fits the bill nicely. While by no means a secret, the locals still outnumber the tourists by a wide margin. There are some "full-service" tables for those who desire it, but the majority of seats are self-service. If you eat inside, there are several halls to choose from -- note that smoking is not allowed in "Saal 2" or "Saal 4," in case that matters to you.

    You can purchase food in a common area -- just choose from one of the many stands, specializing in different kinds of food. For beer, you want to go to the tap, where you choose your own clay mug, wash it, then get your beer straight from the barrel (Note: if you go to the outdoor beer garden, you will go to a similar tap, but the beer costs 50 cents more per liter -- a tax for the ambiance, I guess ;).

    The Bräustübl is open daily from 3-11 PM, weekends and holidays from 2:30 PM.

    Favorite Dish: The fresh, delicious, malty beer is the draw to be sure. But you can also find inexpensive food in surprising variety and quality. There are excellent quality pastries available as well, in case you have room for dessert.

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    kloister: great experience

    by boasnovas Written Jul 29, 2008

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    A great place, that once was a kloister (forgot the name) a small stroll away from the tourists, you can find this beergarden with a lot of options in austrian and german food as well as.You can self serve or even bring your own food and just drink the local beer.

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    Augustiner Braeustuebl: Austria's most popular Beer Hall & Garden

    by Anjutka Updated Jul 6, 2007

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    hmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!

    Originally an Augustine monastery. Because drinking other than eating does not violate the rules of lent the monks used a pleasant method to come over the frequent hard periods of lent - they were brewing beer. The longer the lent period the stronger the beer. Still today in Bavaria the 40 days before Easter are known as the "Starkbierzeit" (the period of the strong beers, the so-called Fifth Season). No wonder that all other people soon started to appreciate the monk's brewing skills - and the monks made an excellent business of it.
    Three large beer halls have been built for this at the place but the nicest is - at the rather rare warm afternoons and evenings without rain - the magnificent Beer Garden under the chestnuts. Open daily from 3:00 PM. Parking for free.

    Favorite Dish: The beer here is without any doubt among Austria's best, greatly appreciated also by innumerable crowds of Bavarian enthusiasts (Bavaria is at the Western outskirts of Salzburg) . Between the Beer Halls are several food stalls where you can buy overpriced local food and snacks but the most traditional and popular way to enjoy the garden or the halls is to come to the place with a bag or basket with your own food and to buy only the beer at the place. (other than the food it is strictly forbidden to bring your own drinks to the place - but why should you if you can get this great beer here....)

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    Augustinerbräu Kloster Mülln: if monks brew, I will come

    by richiecdisc Updated Apr 1, 2007

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    as you notice, I had the big beer as Dave & Sandy

    Well, I’ll be honest with you. The main attraction in Salzburg for me is this timeless beer hall. I’d have met Sandy here even without it, but it sure didn’t hurt that there was a monastery with live monks still brewing an evidently tasty beer. As soon as you enter the cavernous series of rooms, the vaulted ceilings and décor harkens you back to another era when, well, monks brewed beer. It’s a raucous atmosphere and you are allowed to bring your own picnic with you. If you didn’t, they have a series of stalls selling various items to enjoy with your beer.

    Favorite Dish: We got some long rolls covered in sesame seeds with cold sausages. It went well with the Augustiner Märzen, a full-bodied amber brew, with a malty palate with just the right dose of hops to dry out the finish and make it quite quaffable. They have waiter service but you are also allowed to go right up to the big wooden kegs and get your own for a reduced price. I enjoyed doing this as they had a big fountain to rinse our glass out, and I just love watching beer flow from big wooden kegs. The earthen mugs just add to the atmosphere and at 5 Euros a liter, you make up the price of the train quickly compared to Munich beer gardens! Sandy seemed to enjoy her beer though not perhaps as much as following me around to snap some funny candid photos of her beer hunter friend from VT.

    Thanks for meeting us, Sandy & Dave. We hope to see you again on our side of this pond again someday soon.

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    Beer Halls & Gardens: Augustiner Bräu Brewery

    by RussHudd Written Oct 19, 2006

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    One of the beerhalls

    This is Austria's largest beer tavern (with a working area of over 5,000 m²), with an additional 1,500 seats in its shady beer garden. It is just the most facinating night out.
    Their are 4 main rooms and 3 smaller rooms
    The beer is drawn from wooden barrels and is supplied on a self-service basis. The meals are also self service and can be found in what is know as the "stands corridor". They have everything you could wish for:
    ... fish from the charcoal grill.
    ... genuine traditional Austrian cooking, fine pizzas and all kinds of burgers
    ... special hand-made and fine bakeries
    ... original bosna, Leberkäse and tasty snacks
    ... juicy white radish or spicy red radish
    ... all kinds of cheeses and antipasti specialities, and a variety of pickles
    ... delicatessen – such as spicy mayonnaises and fresh salads
    ... hearty spare ribs, tasty knuckle of pork and meat and sausage of all kinds

    Check out the web site - http://www.augustinerbier.at/

    Favorite Dish: The beer is wonderful and the food is so varied, you can try a little of everything or just pile on a plateful of some strange Austrian delicacy. Everything we tried was excelent, just go and enjoy a different night out.

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    Stieglkellar: Drink beer.

    by BUMWUH Written Aug 2, 2006

    I remember that we liked the food, but that's all I remember. Having Sacher Torte in its homeland WAS amazing -- death by chocolate!

    Favorite Dish: Beer, made in a brewery which opened in the 1840's (one of the newer buildings in that part of town)

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    Augustiner Bräu Brewery: Beer Halls & Gardens

    by BLewJay Written Dec 27, 2005

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    After meeting with our friends and relaxing a bit, we rode our bikes into the city center and had dinner (and lots of beer) at the Augustinerbräu Brewery. The brewery and tavern are located at the Mülln monastery in Salzburg and has been in existence since 1621. The Bräustübl Tavern is Austria's largest beer tavern and is a great place to people watch (seating for over 1,500 people), have fun and relax after a long day at work (or travel). The beer is drawn from wooden barrels and is supplied on a self-service basis. The meals can be found in what is know as the "stands corridor", a reminder of a traditional market hall.

    Favorite Dish: Hmmmm....where do you start...lol...it's a fun, boisterous and party atmosphere. We started off with a stein of Märzen Beer, then headed up to the food stands for a nice selection of things to eat...potato salad, bread and butter, pork, bologna...just a sampling of the things we tasted.

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    Weissbierbrauerei Bernd Tobsch: the way to start a VT meeting day

    by richiecdisc Updated Oct 16, 2005

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    no Sandy, it's not a Banana Beer

    We arrived fairly early in the morning, having grabbed the earliest train we could from Munich. Though we had a few pretzels on the train, we needed a good meal to start the day so we decided to drag Sandy and Dave to sample a Munich traditional breakfast of weisswurst. They had already eaten something and didn’t seem too tempted to try the tasty white sausages.

    Favorite Dish: Made of veal, these delicately flavored morsels are served with a dark sweet mustard and eaten with pretzels. The beverage of choice, even at breakfast is weissbier, a wheat beer originated in Bavaria. The combination is one not to be missed for anyone traveling in the area. Sandy seemed quite intrigued with how we peeled the inedible skin off the little buggers but not enough to have one. She did however succumb to a weissibier, which she enjoyed. The tap version was a typical weizen with banana clover overtones and a frothy yeasty head. The bottled version had a bit more complexity to the palate as is often the case with bottle conditioned beers. The dunkleweizen was maltier with similar fruity elements. The beers are not flavored per se, but the yeast strain imparts these flavors naturally. Weisswurst was 2.00 Euros per piece and pretzels were a whopping 1.10. Tap beers were a bit expensive as well at 3.10 with the bottled versions twenty Euro cents more. It was fairly upscale place and I imagine it’s not easy to find weisswurst anywhere else in town so it is a bit of a specialty restaurant.

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    Krimpelstatter: Stinkerknoodles

    by sandysmith Updated Aug 24, 2005

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    light lunch

    Well the beer hall in the monastery just around the corner didn't open until 2.30pm so we popped in here first for some light lunch...and a beer of course!

    The pub had a large beer garden outside but it was not dry enough for that so we sat inside in the authentic vaulted room at the back. Doreen was not too impressed with the waiter, he didn't seem very friendly.

    Favorite Dish: There was a really tasty sounding soup with noodles and meatballs in a beef broth but that was just an old advert so we couldn't have that :-S Instead we all decided to sample the odd sounding Stinkerknoodles. In fact they were really tasty potato and spicy cheese dumplings with onions served with a salad. mmmm think we should have had a plate each!

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    Augustiner Brau: Typical Austrian Cusine

    by kentishgirl Written Mar 1, 2005

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    Stalls selling delicious foods!



    This establishment is just fabulous! A beer hall....its not a restaurant tip you say....but it is...because there are an abundance of food stalls along the corridors as you walk through the Monastary to the beer halls!


    Favorite Dish:

    Something to soak up that beer! No problem whatsoever here! There are burgers, Bratwurst, deli counters and everything imaginable here, at good prices with good service!

    Just buy from one of the stalls and either eat in the corridors or through in the beer hall.

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