Augustiner Bräu Mülln

Agustiner Braü Mülln is a traditional beer hall and beer garden around 15 minutes from Old Town Salzburg. The brewery is in an old monastery where Agustin monks began brewing beer in the 17th century. With many food stalls serving Austrian fare, this is a place where the locals go and an excellent brewery to experience Austrian tradition.

Food at Blaue Gans, Salzburg, Austria

Blaue Gans

Housed in the Arthotel Blaue Gans, this local favorite presents both traditional favorites and contemporary dishes. Diners will enjoy the relaxed vibe and cozy atmosphere, as well as the 1,600 plus vintages available from the wine archive.

Café Bazar

Situated on the banks of the Salzach with a view of the river and the Old Town, Café Bazar is an institution in Salzburg. A meeting point for tourists and locals as well as artists and poets—patrons have included Marlene Dietrich, Max Reinhardt and Klaus Maria Brandauer—the café welcomes guests to sit for hours and not worry about overstaying their welcome. The main dining area is stylish yet simple with wood paneling, marble tables and chandeliers that create an inviting and nostalgic atmosphere. The outside terrace overlooks the river and is the best spot for people-watching during the summer months.

Dinning Area at Café Sacher, Salzburg, Austria

Café Sacher

The Salzburg version of Vienna’s fabled café is known for its terrace on the banks of the Salzach River. Sample the chocolate famous Sacher Torte (order it “mit Schlag,” i.e., with whipped cream) and enjoy a coffee while admiring the view of the river and the Old Town. The cozy red dining room, with round marble tables, is an equally charming spot for a break.

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Exterior View - Café Tomaselli, Salzburg, Austria

Café Tomaselli

The Salzburg coffee house culture is alive and well in this tradition-steeped café. Visitors and regulars alike linger for hours as they enjoy their afternoon coffee and cake and the comfy seating. Service is very traditional—alert waiters in black jackets take orders and waitresses in black dresses and white aprons present a variety of cakes to choose from. Located in Alstadt (Old Town) near the Cathedral, Café Tomaselli has been operating since 1705 and counts among its past patrons both Mozart and Haydn.

Bar at Gasthof Schloss Aigen, Salzburg, Austria

Gasthof Schloss Aigen

This elegant restaurant that sits outside the city center was established in the 15th century and has lovely, rustic interiors and a marvelous courtyard. Menus featuring fine Austrian cuisine and wine are seasonal and totally local (and even present vegetarian options). A short taxi ride or the scenic bike ride will get you from Salzburg to this country manor.


Housed in an historic museum on the southern outskirts of the city, this restaurant serves inspired Austrian cuisine in a memorable setting. During the summer months, diners can sit under the shade of an umbrella on the terrace with magnificent views of the Alps.

Dinning Area at Ikarus in Hangar 7, Salzburg, Austria

Ikarus in Hangar 7

A unique dining experience, Ikarus in Hangar 7 is housed in an ultra-modern glass-and-steel construction near the airport. The restaurant operates on an interesting, rotating guest chef concept: every month a different up-and-coming toque takes over the kitchen. No matter who is at the helm, the approach is innovative and an emphasis is placed on seasonal, local ingredients.

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Located at the top of the Mönchsberg in the Museum der Moderne, M32 offers delicious cuisine amid spectacular views of the city. The menu boasts a modern take on Austrian cuisine and vibes well with the unusual décor: a red ceiling adorned with antlers complements the grey stone of the building, which is built into the mountain. Guests can sit outside in good weather, but the view is still magnificent from the inside.

Food at Pfefferschiff, Salzburg, Austria


For the most beautiful setting, longtime Salzburg loyalists choose Pfefferschiff, located in a suburb about 15 minutes by taxi from the city center. The dining rooms are elegant and formal, but on warm nights, diners can book a table in the pretty garden. Chef (and owner) Klaus Fleischhaker’s regional, seasonal cuisine is excellent.

Interiors at Restaurant K & K, Salzburg, Austria

Restaurant K & K

This restaurant right by the cathedral occupies four floors and about six dining rooms, all of which are cast in candlelight and feature wood-paneling and a hodge-podge of antiques. The cellar houses a massive, stone-clad Bierkeller that serves locally brewed beer. Diners can enjoy the fresh air and the views on the patio during the warmer months.

Restaurant Meissl & Schadn Salzburg

Restaurant Meissl & Schadn is all about Wiener Schnitzel. In fact, the restaurant’s motto—which is literally written on the wall—is “Schnitzel Love.” Watch classic Austrian dishes be prepared in the open kitchen.


The Steinterrase rooftop patio offers breathtaking, panoramic views over the Old Town of Salzburg. Perched atop the Stein Hotel, this lively bar is a hot spot for tourists and locals alike, due to what is arguably the best view of the city. It does get crowded, so call ahead to ensure a seat.

Dinning Area at Stiftskeller St. Peter, Salzburg, Austria

Stiftskeller St. Peter

One of the oldest restaurants in Europe (it is first mentioned in documents dating to 803 A.D. when established by Benedictine monks), Stiftskeller St. Peter is a unique dining experience. Carved within the mountain and consisting of a maze of rooms, the restaurant is rich with history: locals say that Mephistopheles met Faust here; Charlemagne is believed to have dined here; rumor has it that Columbus drank here before setting sail for America. No matter the stories, the fact remains that St. Peter Stiftskeller is a special culinary experience, with both traditional Austrian standards and international specialties on the menu. The venue, which has an elegant and exciting atmosphere, also hosts Mozart dinner concerts performed daily in the historic Baroque hall.

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Dinning Area at Tavern S’ Herzl, Salzburg, Austria

Tavern S’ Herzl

This cozy tavern housed in the Goldener Hirsch has a menu full of hearty, traditional favorites. The beautiful vaulted ceilings, wood-clad interiors and friendly service make for a great dining experience in the center of Old Town

Dinning Area at Zum Fidelen Affen, Salzburg, Austria

Zum Fidelen Affen

The atmosphere at Zum Fidelen Affen is as lively as its name (which means “to the merry monkey”) and the menu, too, lives up to this standard. Fresh, regional ingredients are used to create the down-to-earth Austrian menu with a modern twist—classics like dumplings and grilled fish mix with tartare made from local brook trout and chanterelle potato soup. With a beer connoisseur on hand, guests can be assured of finding the right draft to accompany their meal (local favorite Trumer Pils comes highly recommended) and a decent wine and cocktail list is also available. When the weather allows, sit outside and enjoy the small street fountain just below the patio, but call ahead for reservations. The vaulted ceilings and cozy wooden interiors, too, provide a charming atmosphere.

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