Salzburg is a city of many virtues, but you are unlikely to feel them in your wallet. Which is why finding a spot that is economical while serving up great portions of good food in a central location is a true discovery. Humboldt Stubn is a traditional bar/restaurant just off the main street that offers excellent fare you can wash down with a large glass of beer. The steaktoast is recommended.
Address: Gstattengasse 4-6 (
Telephone: (43) 662 84 31 71
The perfect base for exploring the beautiful lake district outside Salzburg. A lovely town on the edge of Fuschlsee, it offers a variety of hikes from the leisurely stroll around the lake to long taxing routes toward San Gilgen. Fuschl has several hotels, a well-run camp site, and Edenbergers restaurant.
Getting there: Bus No. 150 runs every hour from Salzburg bus station.
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Austria suffers from no shortage of beer kellers, but drinking underground is not everyone’s mug of beer. But the Stiegl Keller, located below the walls of the Hohensalzburg, lets you to sup while seated outdoors, enjoying some of the best views the city offers.
Well above average Italian, breaks the usual tourist rule that if there is an English menu the food is downmarket - useful if you struggle with German vocab for food. Friendly English speaking staff.
Linzergasse 10, new town - river end of the street, just a doorway between shops
A massive beer hall and good, monk-brewed beer. But, to get the best out of it, you need to know the ropes.
Buy your food from the little shops that line the corridor; sausages and roast pork; olives; cheese spread and stuffed peppers. Remember, the bread comes from the bakery, the butter from the delicatessen!
Then queue up to pay for your beer, and collect your receipt. Next, grab a mug and finally, present it for filling at the tap. Then relax and enjoy!
Lindhofstrasse 7, Muelln, Salzburg
Three course meal of food from Mozart's time in a beautiful old Baroque-era hall, while a quartet and two opera singers perform some of Mozart's music.
Definitely value for money (especially if you have a student discount card) - the food and music were both excellent!
Buy your tickets beforehand by visiting the restaurant -- don't just turn up on the evening (the Baroque room fills up first, so you may find yourself seating in a smaller and less spectacular back room!)
St. Peter Stiftskeller
My husband and stayed at the Gablerbrau in December 06 and we were delighted with the hotel. Rooms are simple but very comfortable, clean and relaxing after a tough day on the cobbles. We usually prefer to dine away from our hotel when on holidays but the Gablerbrau's restaurant is great - very popular with locals also. The bar is a great spot to watch people come and go.
The location is excellent also, situated over the bridge from the old town. The bathroom was spacious and very modern with a great big sink and a pull-out face mirror.
Overall great value (there was no mini-bar in the room but who would use a mini-bar with such great beer on tap downstairs? there is also a beer vending machine on each floor) and heartily recommended.
Linzergasse 9. www.gablerbrau.com
Housed in a 100 year old Baroque-accented pink stucco building, Bazar is a café that offers a quiet, private atmosphere and welcomes anyone looking for a fine cup of coffee and an opportunity to have a pleasant chit-chat away from the crowds. It offers a standard menu with omelettes, sandwiches, and salads.
Situated in a real monastery just a kilometer or so short of the city centre on Augustinergasse 4, is Augustinerbräu Kloster Mülln, the last Austrian monastery still brewing beer.
This place is an obligatory stop for the beer lover. The spatial, Baroque beer hall furnished in a traditional manner with sturdy wooden tables, and a large garden shaded by decade old trees makes this brewery a convenient stop in all seasons.
In addition to the two delicious draught beers that they serve here, Augustiner Märzen und Augustiner Bock, guests have the opportunity to eat from the grill or visit the beer gallery.
A great restaurant tucked away in the new town close to the river. They do wonderful schnitzel and seriously good roast pork. Not great for vegetarians, but great if you want a taste of traditional Austrian fare. Well priced and the service is very friendly. The atmosphere gets better as the evening goes on and more beer is had by all. A great night out.
Linzergasse 47-49, Salzburg;
tel: +43 (0)662 88 22 00
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