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Salzburg Restaurants

Augustinerbräu

Updated 02/05/2012

Fodor's Review

One of the largest beer cellars in Europe, the celebrated Augustinerbräu is at the north end of the Mönchsberg. You can even bring your own food—a relic of the old tradition that forbade breweries from serving meals in order to protect the status of restaurants. Pick up a stone jug of strong, frothy beer and sit in the gardens or at a dark-wood table in one of the large refectory halls. Shops in the huge monastery complex sell a vast array of salads, breads, and pastries, as well as sausage and spit-roasted chicken. If you don't feel up to cold beer, there's an old copper beer warmer in the main hall. During Advent and Lent a special beer is offered, with the blessing of past popes, one of whom commented, "drinking does not interrupt fasting."

Restaurant Information

Address:

Augustinergasse 4, Salzburg, A-5020, Austria

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Phone:

0662-431246

Restaurant Details:

  • No credit cards
  • No lunch

Updated 02/05/2012

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Oct 18, 2011

Augustinerbräu Review

Just back from 9 days in Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. Whether you’re passing through Salzburg, or staying a week, Augustinerbräu is worth a stop. Place is classic 'beer hall', with food self-served from vendors in the hall. Beer is drawn from wooden kegs. Plan on speaking at least a little German. Well worth seeking out.

By JN

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May 16, 2004

Beer under the chestnut trees--it doesn't get much better than this.

You have to experience the Augustinerbraurei on a warm evening. The beer, pretzels and sight of hundreds of locals having a good time is one of the pleasures of visiting Salzburg.

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Feb 15, 2004

Go to the Aug

This is the place to go anytime of the day and see how the locals live. Don't read to much into my low rating as this is a beer hall not a restaurant so they have little food stands and no service. Other than that this is probably the best beer you can get in all of Austria and will give Munich a run for its money. Grab a mug go to the counter to pay then have them fill it up out of wooden kegs. After that go sit in the beautiful beer halls or

if it is spring or summer sit in the shade outside. Not a better place to spend a few hours in Salzburg!

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Jan 14, 2001

Oompa pa!

Want a german beer stube atmosphere? You'll find it here.

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