Augustiner Bräu Kloster Mülln
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.43/5 rDev +9.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited on the afternoon of 01/10/2010.
We made the 2.5 hour journey from Munich to Salzburg for a break from Oktoberfest to experience one the most renowned Bierhalles in Europe.
We got the train about 12 and that got us there about 14.30, just enough time to stroll from the Hauptbahnhof ready for the 15.00 opening. This was exciting itself! A small crowd gathering outside the large solid wood door waiting to be opened. Going downstairs to the bierhalle, as the bells ring at 3 oclock was very exciting indeed! A queue forms quickly at the cashiers counter as you pay for your mass and your are given a token. You then go and pick out a steinkrug and wash it out yourself in the font. Then you go to the dispensing area, where you hand over your token and your krug gets filled up! These krugs certainly keep the beer cool and its in fantastic condition from the wood albeit defintely not the best Marzen in the world. Who cares if there is only one beer!
Then its time to find a seat! Room upon room with dark wood tables, chairs, and panelled walls. Lots of tables are reserved for regulars at specific times but these are depicted by signs on the walls above the tables. We did notice there was some waiter service but this seemed to be for larger groups and prob at a price, but getting your own is part of the fun!
Outside there is a huge biergarten with many chestnut trees, reminds of the Augustiner Keller in Munich. We didnt sit outside as it was a bit chilly but this would be the perfect spot in the summer.
Atmosphere is fantastic, the tables fill up quickly so plenty folks come to sit beside you, so its a great place to meet both locals and other like minded people.
The gallery outside the bierhalle, is a long corridor of food outlets ranging from bakeries, cheese to roasted chickens and leberwurst. The Marzen certainly makes you thirsty and i can thoroughly recommend the roasted chicken! Maybe the best i have had!
Overall the tradition of getting your own beer, the family orientated atmosphere along with the food and beer made this a wonderful experience in a wonderful setting. Yes, probably the best bierhalle i have ever been to! 3 of the best hours of my life!
10-24-2010 20:47:17 | More by seanyfo
4.72/5 rDev +16.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
This place is absolutely great. There is nothing I can really add. Except that when they say they close at 11, they really mean 11. At 11, all of the lights are turned off except for the exit signs. And you have to make your way in the dark to the exit.
I have heard from numerous sources that this place is sometimes considered to be the best beer garden in the world. I can't really argue with them.
The beer is as good as the atmosphere. It's a great place to meet people from all over the world who are also in a great mood. I was there 5 years ago and still think about it at least once a week.
Finally, you can bring in your own food. They have food for sale, but it is perfectly acceptable to go to a supermarket and buy some food and carry it in with you.
01-31-2010 22:05:37 | More by MikeGaz79
3.85/5 rDev -4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
Very cool place, a unique experience.
Beer Hall right next to the monastery. Lots of food venders in the hallway surrounding the Great Hall. Perfectly sessionable Marzen would be the best description for the only beer poured from two giant wooden kegs. Rinse your mug at the water fountain where you order before refilling.
Atmosphere is great. Full of Austrians of all sorts, some lederhosen, simply classic. Beer served by the liter (or half liter, but why bother), Austrians singing songs and toasts, Perfect place for a good old fashioned session of drinking. My friends and I decided to create a drinking game involving the use of Augustiner coasters and foreheads, drew quite a few looks from the locals. It is a smokey indoor environment, but I smoke so it did not bother me much.
Overall a great place to check out if you get the opportunity.
07-24-2009 15:14:37 | More by Slynger
4.72/5 rDev +16.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $
Beer advocate heaven on earth. Not alot of beer selection but you can;t expect that when you go to a place like this. It overlooks one of the most beautiful sities in the world on top of a hill next to a monastery. The only had the helles lager when I was there in the spring and that was perfect but the atmosphere is to die for. Highly suggets taking the hike up the hill to the castle and walking across the hill to get to the monastery to work up a good sweat for the beer. It's an abolute must see whther your travel freind likes beer or not.
04-26-2009 00:31:40 | More by CampusCrew
3.35/5 rDev -17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 4 | $$
Of all the places I've been in Europe, Salzburg is certainly a contender for my favourite spot. It's a beautiful city with beautiful people and, to top it all off, one of the most enjoyable beerhalls/gardens I have ever been to.
Finding the monastery is slightly tricky, it doesn't advertise that much. You certainly don't know what you're getting into when you approach the non-descript entrance on a side street a good walk from the main tourist area.
You walk in, confronted with religious statues and abbey decor and start to think this will be a pretty dour old place. Then you step into the "foodcourt" and all your worries are washed away. Stall after stall of every foodstuff you could possibly ever want with beer. Barbeque, cured meats, cheese, sweets, bread... anything and everything (and friendly staff to boot). Off the food court there is a great hall, but it is largely empty in the summer. Nonetheless, both times we were there a group of youngish Austrian men were sitting in a corner singing folks songs.
Down a short flight of stairs you are pointed towards the biergarten. Under the stairs leading outside is the "bar". Everyone else has already explained the process, so I'll just echo their thoughts, good fun. Only the one beer, which is disappointing, but you can't possibly stay upset at this place, and the beer is a very sessionable marzen. A great mix of locals and tourists. If this was in my city I'd be there everyday (indeed we went there all three nights we were in Salzburg).
While we were there they were also having some sort of fraternity ceremony in one of their halls. University students were filling up their steins dressed in blue and black livery with swords at their sides, feathered hats and lit torches, wonderfully atmospheric.
Go there. Now.
05-17-2008 03:02:55 | More by CanuckRover
4.18/5 rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This is a wonderful beer garden with a ton of character. The beer and food is served by the monks, who were all very pleasant. I had a few liters of standard lager and half a roasted chicken and was an extremely happy camper at the end of the day.
The great thing about this beer garden is that there are so many places to explore on the monastery grounds. You can climb up some stairs up to a high hill where you can see all of Salzburg. Another unique feature is that when you go to refill your mug, you have to wash the glass yourself. There is something special about being at real functioning monastery.
04-24-2008 18:24:24 | More by kbm
4.09/5 rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
What a wonderful place is all I have to say; I came here with some local friends, and I was very impressed. A huge outdoor biergarten boasted refuge from the summer sun under sprawling trees and a great band which played some traditional as well as untraditional tunes. You can only get one kind of beer at a time, but their Märzen was one of the best I've tasted. I can't comment on the food besides teh pretzels which were excellent) so I'll leave that one blank. Service was good but you have to go get your own mug and take it to the bar outside, which although somewhat tediou, was fun. I loved this place and I'm sure you will too.
10-18-2007 18:00:21 | More by sinistrsam
3.51/5 rDev -13.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | $$
Visited this fine temple of beer on 25th Nov 06 at about 9.30 in the evening. As described by other reviewers, this place is an amazing site to behold. Pay for your beer in advance, rinse your mug and the Zapfmeister fills it up and slaps it down before you! You then have the choice of where to go to sit. Several atmospheric halls are on offer, we opted for the non smoking one, which had a "studenty" feel to it. All the halls are pretty amazing though and filled with people of all ages.You are encouraged to buy food at the various counters in the corridors and bring it in to the beerhalls.
I must confess that I am not a big fan of drinking from a clay steinkrug, I like to see my beer, but it adds to the character of the place.
This place is a must to visit when in Salzburg. Unique.
I was caught napping when I headed back out for a last beer, only to discover that the tap area was in darkness. The end came swiftly and unannounced!
11-29-2006 14:15:34 | More by JohnfromDublin
4.33/5 rDev +7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $
This place is Xanadu.
Of my trip this summer to Germany, Austria and Prague, this was my favorite stop. Its located in picturesque Salzburg, a place where Id like to spend my latter years. The beer was divine, seriously. The food was delicious, not quite as good as the beer. But the reason we were there was the beer. The Marzenbier was delicious from the stoneware mugs
We got there just as they were opening on a Sunday afternoon. The beer halls were beautiful, but empty, everyone was sitting outside. The weather was too nice to sit inside, the beer garden is quite large and families abound.
I only wish we could have stayed longer, but we had to catch a train. We were there long enough to enjoy two liters. I am holding my breath till Im able to return.
See a few images on our blog:
10-05-2006 19:25:07 | More by AChamberlain
3.83/5 rDev -5.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $
Apart from the fact that the cityof Salzburg is absolutely beautiful, the Augustiner Bräu Kloster is reason enough to visit the city.
Even if you have been to numerous beer halls you will still be impressed with this place. With enormous halls (including a non-smoking hall), and a wonderful outdoor area underneath the trees you will not be disappointed no matter where you end up sitting.
The way you order your beer is another little treat. First you buy a ticket, letting them know what size beer you want. Next, you pick your stein from a shelf (.5lt or 1lt) then cool it in the water fountains. Then take it to
the nearest Zapfmeister and watch him pour a bubbly brew from a large wooden barrel. You can also let a waiter take your order, but it costs more and isn't nearly as much fun. Don't bother asking for a particular brand or style because what you see is what you get. There is only one beer available but the Märzen that was served up this summer was excellent.
The food selection does not disappoint either. There are food vendors both inside and outside, offering rottiserie chicken, wurst, various salads, bread, pretzels, etc. All of this was fairly priced but some vendors have much better quality food than others.
10-04-2006 15:32:34 | More by SuperSpy
Augustiner Bräu Kloster Mülln in Salzburg, Austria
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