Augustiner Bräu in Salzburg
Salzburg's Most Famous Beer
A Place of Austrian Tradition and Sociability
In Mülln, a borough in the north of the old town, you will find the Augustiner Bräu brewery in the shade of the Mönchsberg mountain. Since 1621 beer has been brewed at the Augustinerbräu monastery Mülln following an old recipe. At the Bräustübl, Austria's biggest beer pub with a huge beer garden, young and older guests come to meet and celebrate indulgence and tradition.
Finest Beer Culture
Master brewer Hansjörg Höplinger himself keeps the centuries-old secret around the beer brewing process. He works with equipment that could easily be exhibits at a museum. Many of the tools and machines are not only eco-friendly but also contribute to the distinctive Augustiner taste. The beer is pulled directly from a wooden barrel and is served in a beer stein. The delicacy aisle offers tempting snacks and meals.
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Augustiner Bräu welcomes its guests on more than 5,000m². The beer garden is part of it and offers 1,500 seats underneath shady chestnut trees. According to the beer guide the Augustinerbräu beer garden was voted Austria's most beautiful beer garden in 2008. The Augustiner Bräu offers not only the lovely garden, but also a patio as well as various rustic rooms and parlours; perfect venues for special occasions.
Another highlight is the delicacy aisle, where various stalls sell delicious Austrian specialties: homemade bread and pastries, Radi (radish), Leberkäse (a type of meat loaf), sausages, grilled chicken, fish, various dumplings, hand-stirred mayonnaise, cheese specialties, spreads and much more.
The Brewery's History
Salzburg's Augustiner Bräu is actually a branch of Munich's (Bavaria) oldest brewery of the same name. When prince-archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau brought the Augustinian Hermits from Munich to Salzburg in 1605, they had their most important skill in their bags: the art of brewery. In 1621 Augustiner Bräu first opened its doors in Salzburg and up until today it has been an important institution and popular excursion destination in the city of Mozart.
Guests are welcome at the Bräustübl all year round, it is only closed around Christmas and New Year's Eve.
- Monday to Friday: 3pm-11pm
- Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 2:30pm-11pm
Augustiner Bräu can easily be reached by foot from the Kolping Hostel (ca. 26min walk) or by bicycle (ca. 9min) via Salzachkai; alternatively you can take the bus or car.
At Augustiner Bräu you will find up to 400 parking spaces for cars and coaches. There is also a bicycle rack.