Augustiner Bräu Kloster Mülln
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4.72/5 rDev +16.5%
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
4.72/5 rDev +16.5%
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
4.45/5 rDev +9.9%
A temple of beer. Any BA within a train ride should get to place, even just for a day. Salzburg itself is beautiful, and has a number of great spots to relax and drink, but the kloster is the best. The beer is very, very good... not the best, but that atmosphere pushes it over the top. The other reviews provide a good overview: the halls, the food stands, self serve beer in liter steins, mr.keg pouring from a wood barrel, the Lenten beer, and then double bock in the spring.... and the beer garden (well, I was there in March, so I imagined it was great.) Sitting on a long wooden table, with the late afternoon sun coming thru the stained glass, eating a spiral radish, a Kasekrainer, and a liter of lager... unparalleled. Cigarette selection in the machine blows, and comes with no matches... couldn't remember the German word for light/match... sign language did the trick, and chained smoke from there out.
04-29-2005 03:25:36 | More by phatboy
United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.43/5 rDev +9.4%
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
4.33/5 rDev +6.9%
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
4.18/5 rDev +3.2%
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%
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
4.03/5 rDev -0.5%
THis place is great. We entered what turned out to be the back door. Very vacant but the distant rumble of something. Beer drinkers? Could be. Through a huge wooden door and down an excelent staircase into a hallway that looked like an underground fleamarket, with nooks in the walls filled with people selling meats and cheeses and everything a guy with the beer-munchies could want. We were quite disoriented and didn't quite know what we were gitting into, but we finally made it to the area where you pay and get your beers. you take a mug off the shelf, wash it in the fountain then have a guy fill'er up straight out of a barrel. Then we went into a huge hall - one of 3 or 4 - and found a table. It was noisy and people were enjoying themselves everywhere. A circle was carved out of the wall that had the head and upper bust of Jesus Christ on the crucifix - very interesting. There was also an outside seating area, but it had been raining all day so it was empty. Oh-well, next time.
07-13-2004 19:41:05 | More by elmocoso
Augustiner Bräu Kloster Mülln in Salzburg, Austria
91 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.