[Salzburg, AT] Augustiner Braustubl Mulln Beer Garden

Recommendation: 85%

Salzburg is basically a pretty small town where you can almost get to all of the attractions by foot. Augustiner Braustubl Mulln Beer Garden is one of the further sight located at the west corner of Salzburg. However, we still made it by just walking there from the city center, Getreidegasse.

One of the goals for this Europe trip was to taste local beer and food whenever we reached one place. Of course we could not miss out one of the largest and oldest breweries in Salzburg!!

The Augustiner Brewery at Mülln in Salzburg was founded by Augustinian monks in 1621, who had been called to Salzburg from Bavaria by the Archbishop of Salzburg, Wolf Dietrich. A monastery was built for the Augustinians in Mülln on the northern slopes of the Mönchsberg hill between 1607 and 1614.

Even today, considerable value is attached to maintaining the good old craft brewing tradition, such as the trademark of serving beer from a wooden barrel in stone mugs.

The Bräustübl Tavern 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.

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”,(Delicatessen arcade) a reminder of a traditional market hall.

-quoted from the Augustiner Braustubl Mulln website introduction

I always love touring the city by walking. Thus, you can get the chance to actually look at the map and see the buildings and scenes on the streets. This is one of the pretty cool scenes on our way to the beer garden. There is a long aisle of apartments built in the rock cliffs.

Finally, we found the beer garden and we were just thrilled by finding the place is still open!!
There will be outdoor seating area during the summer.
It is a self-service area where there is a beer ticket counter at the entrance. You can pick your size of beer (large or small) and quantity.
After you pay for your beer tickets, you can pick your own beer mugs on the shelf.
There are fountains in front of the beer counter where you can rinse your mugs.
These is just water. 😛 The mugs are basically clean already, but you can still rinse before use. This way, it can keep the mugs cold as well.
After you get your mugs and tickets, then you can go to the beer counter to get your craft beer from this huge barrel.
There are three rooms like this seating area. Two of them are smoking allows and one of them is smoke free. You can find your own seats as long as there’s no “reserved” sign on the table. What surprised me was this place is actually quite local, unlike the Hofbrauhaus in Munich. Me and J might be the only tourists when we were there.
Along the hallway, there is a food court where you can get all kinds of bavarian food such as grill pork knuckles, ham, or chicken. They don’t have english menu; however, some of the waiters speaks very good English and they are all really friendly. Also, I got to say the price here is pretty “friendly” as well. 🙂
After you find your seats, get your beers and food, the fest starts!! The beer is really smooth and has a great malty flavor. Best of all, see how big the mugs are!!
The fries and grilled chicken are the best friends of cold beers!!
The bavarian ham with sauerkraut and potato dumplings. The ham is really tender and flavorful but not too salty. I love their sauerkraut!! It just has enough kick of sourness but not too sour. Perfect with beer as well.

This is definitely a great place worth visit when you are in Salzburg. The slightly lower score for recommendation from Hofbräuhaus München is simply because there’s only one beer choice and there’s no dark beer offer at the Augustiner Braustubl Mulln. Also, both J and I prefer the taste of German beer more than the beer here. The beer here was nice and smooth, but the beer we had in Munich was awesome with much stronger malt flavor, smoother, and you can hardly taste the bitterness and alcohol while it was quite strong.


Restaurant: Augustiner Braustubl Mulln Beer Garden

Website: http://www.augustinerbier.at/?id=5&L=1

Address: Augustiner Bräu Kloster Mülln OG, A-5020 Salzburg Lindhofstr. 7

Price: $20-30/ person 

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Mon's Tasty Life

Hi, I'm Monica from Taiwan, currently live in Maryland USA. I love to experiment new recipes, try all kinds of foods, and mostly I love to explore the world and have a spectacular life.


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