Augustiner Bräu - Kloster Mülln

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Augustiner Bräu - Kloster MüllnAugustiner Bräu - Kloster Mülln
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Augustiner Bräu - Kloster MüllnAugustiner Bräu - Kloster Mülln

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

Lindhofstraße 7
Salzburg, 5020

+43 662 431246 | map

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Photo of seanyfo
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
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!

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Photo of MikeGaz79
4.72/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

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Photo of Slynger
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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Photo of CampusCrew
4.72/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

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Photo of CanuckRover
3.35/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

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Photo of kbm
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.51/5  rDev -14.6%
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!

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Photo of AChamberlain
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

See a few images on our blog:

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Photo of SuperSpy
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
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 -18.5%
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 -4.4%
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 +8.3%
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 -1.9%
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 -11.2%
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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