Augustiner Bräu - Kloster Mülln

Augustiner Bräu - Kloster MüllnAugustiner Bräu - Kloster Mülln

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

Lindhofstraße 7
Salzburg, 5020

+43 662 431246 | map

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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 28
Photo of AChamberlain
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
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 I’d 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 I’m able to return.

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Photo of SuperSpy
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Photo of andythejerk
3.35/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

After visiting several Biergartens in Bavaria, I wasn't going to stop here, and wanted to take in a Mozart concert instead while in the Meister's city, but my buddy talked me into it. And boy, was this place great! Very fun, and great to sit outside under the trees at night. It was so different from every other place. To get a beer you had to pay the lady to get a ticket, pick a Stein from the shelf, rinse it in the ancient fountain (modernized by motion sensors), and give it to the Zapfmeister, who filled it for you. And to get food you had to wander inside to the Schmankerlgang and buy from the several specialized vendors. I got my chicken and potatoes from one place and my bread from another. The food was okay. The beer was okay, too, but bottom line was that this place was fun. Big beer halls inside too, but in the nice weather there weren't many people in there.

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Photo of JohnW
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Can only echo others comments...this is an amazing place! Never seen so many people enjoying beer and food in one place! 20 minute walk from Old Town centre, or bus 1,4,7, 8, 10, take you from the centre to Mulln. Four large beer halls, each with tables and chairs, seating from 4 to 10 people (two halls now non-smoking) holding about 400 people each. Large beer garden outside from late Spring to Autumn, with tables and chairs under the trees. You can be served by a waiter, but better to go to the counter, pay for your beer, take a litre or half litre crock stein, wash it under the fountain, then give the ticket to those pouring the beer from the barrel. Two beers available in winter season, the usual Marzenbier, and the stronger Fastenbier. €5 a litre (March 2006) Both beers are good, but I would not class them as outstanding, but very enjoyable. The Fastenbier slightly sweeter and more body. The atmosphere and sense of enjoyment is great, with mixed crowd - many families go with their kids (soft drinks available) and old folk, even the ladies drinking from litre crock steins too! The main entrance corridor has 6 stalls selling local food, from mixed salads, a bakery, cold meats and sausages, also one selling hot food. The food stalls are open till around 9pm so food available most of the time. We thought the food very good, with excellent cold meats and sausages, and good value too.

Opens from 2.30pm Sundays, 3.00pm other days. Closes 11pm, 10pm Sundays.

Amazing place....very busy, and not surprising. A MUST see when in Salzburg! We went two evenings in a row...!

John W
B'ham UK March 2006

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Photo of phatboy
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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.

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Photo of elmocoso
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

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.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

THIS is a bier-hall! Upon entering from the street, you go down a long, marble staircase....then make a left into a long hall. On the left side of the hall are booths offering coldcuts, cheeses, breads, warm sausages, and whatever... On the right are a few doorways leading to the main bierhall, or you can continue down the hall, take a right, and you come to an area with empty bier-krugs, a cashier, and the huge kegs of bier! In days past it seemed like you could just find yourself a seat, grab a stein, pay and drink. This time we were accosted by a waiter asking if we needed a seat. No shit! If they seat, and serve you, expect to pay a little more than the prices posted at the cashier. No big deal.... The main hall itself is huge! Very high ceiling, rustic, lots of dark wood-paneling, columns, arches....smoky and loud...what did you expect? Tea at the Ritz? Service WAS good, even if you don't really need it (did see others seating/serving themselves...). Bier was A-1, a nice, frothy marzen style bier. But, that's all they have; just 1 bier. But why quibble, eh? It was a cold, dreary day, and Artied2 and I opted to stay put and have 3 litres each (at 4.60Euros/per...same in US$) of the liquid gold! Prosit!!

overall: 3.65
atmosphere: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: n/a | $$


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Augustiner Bräu - Kloster Mülln in Salzburg, Austria
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