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Salzburg--20 Years On

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An October 2005 trip to Salzburg by The Trip Advisor

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Salzburg--20 Years On

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My last visit to Salzburg was over 20 years ago, when I arrived late on a summer’s evening and sat on a bench on the side of the River Salzach and was totally captivated by a fairytale scene from Han’s Christian Anderson. It was dusk, and all the beautiful buildings with spires and turrets were floodlit. I sat for hours in awe of this beautiful city.And even with the passage of time, the advent of the mobile phone, and the multimedia age of computers, iPods, etc, Salzburg still holds its charm and magic. There was the loss of some of the most wonderful coffee houses, like the infamous Café Winkler, where one could spend the morning or afternoon over a coffee with the local papers. There ar...Read More

Haus Am Moos

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Haus Am Moss, on the outskirts of Salzburg, about a 15-minutes bus ride from the city, is the wonderful, comfortable, and elegant home of the Strasser Family. I discovered Haus Am Moos through the Salzburg Tourist guide. I logged on to their website at www.ammoos.at I was extremely surprised to find one of the best-designed and well-appointed sites I have come across to date. As you know, what you see is sometimes not what you get in reality. However, Haus Am Moos is even much better than its site. Herr and Frau Strasser are the epitome of the “Old True Salzburg Hospitality,” welcoming, warm, friendly, and informative. Nothing is too much trouble, and if they can help, they will. The house is situated...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 12, 2005

Haus Am Moos
Moostrasse 186a
Salzburg, Austria

Costa Kaffee

Restaurant | "Cafe Costa"

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A visit is a must. It is located in the Augustinergasse. Lunch here is a must both for the quality and the unbelievable value. A good choice of daily specials is available, starting at around 5.50 Euro for two courses. The food is typically Austrian, fresh and delicious. Café Cost is very easy to find, located in the New Town just off the Linzergasse.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 13, 2005

Costa Kaffee
Bergstraße
Salzburg, Austria 5020

Augustiner Brewery

Restaurant | "Augustinerbrau"

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Take a trip from here up to the Eagle’s Nest. All of the above are my favourites, but this is only the tip of the iceberg of what’s available around Salzburg.
If you want to sample genuine beer atmosphere with great beer served direct from the oak, come here. And the food is typical Austrian. This is where you will meet the local people of Salzburg. A visit is a must. It is located on Augustinergasse.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 13, 2005

Augustiner Brewery
Augustinergasse 4
Salzburg, Austria 5020
43 (0)662 431246

Gasthof zum Fidelen Affen

Restaurant | "Zum Fielden Affen"

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This is a beautiful traditional Austrian tavern serving top-notch food. An English menu is available and the staff is fantastic. It’s located just off LINZERGASSE.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 14, 2005

Gasthof zum Fidelen Affen
Priesterhausgasse 8
Salzburg, Austria 5020
+43 662 877361

Salzburg: A Spiritual Journey

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The Twin Turrets Photo, Salzburg, Austria
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Amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life in Salzburg, you can still find a strong religious and spiritual presence that goes back centuries. I first discovered these sacred and ancient places when I was a student, and they have changed little from way back then. Visit to the following places are must The Nonnberg Abbey, the oldest convent north of the Alps The Benedictine abbey on the top of Nonnberg features a Gothic interior and murals from the 12 century. It pervades a sense of peace and tranquillity, not to mention the most wonderful views of the peaks of the Tennen and Hagen Mountains, which rise majestically beyond Nonnberg abbey.  A visit to St Peter’s Abbey i...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 12, 2005

Salzkammergut Photo, Salzburg, Austria
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Salzburg is surrounded by beautiful countryside. It's picture-postcard pretty from every angle, with crystal-clear mountain lakes, snow-capped peaks, and more. You certainly cannot miss the majestic Untersberg Mountain towering overhead. Only a 20-minute bus ride and you're in alpine paradise, with wonderful views into Bavaria and across the lakes. This is an ideal escape away from the hustle and bustle, and breathes in the wonderful fresh, clean mountain air. For those of you who are like me, not too good on your feet, you need only take the cable car up and down. Stop for a coffee at the top and rest your weary bones and absorb the magnificent vistas. Check the weather conditions before and be prepa...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 12, 2005

City of Festivals

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Salzburg, known as the Festival City, has so many festivals, it’s hard to keep track of them, from the numerous Advents and Christmas festivals to the Mozart Festival Salzburg. In 2006, Salzburg celebrates Mozart’s 250th birthday, and there are some fantastic events planned. Check out www.salzburg.info for further information. Anything you want to see regarding the Mozart Festival check out at www.mozartfestival.at. The Salzburger Marionetten Theater is also worth a look at www.marionetten.at.Art galleries abound in Salzburg, displaying paintings and photography, baroque and modern art, and historical artifacts and futuristic ideas.Salzburg has it all. You will find all necessary...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 16, 2005

Salzburg Bars & Pubs

Attraction | "Numerous throughout the city"

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Nightlife in Salzburg is varied and interesting. There are bars, clubs, pubs, wine bars, and taverns to suit all tastes, ages, and budgets. No matter what you choose, you are assured a welcoming atmosphere. Most bars and clubs will run a tab; this means that it's easier to pay for drinks separately if there is a group of you.

The club scene is certainly different; one could probably say its nonexistent. However the Austrians love to dance and there are plenty of places where you can do that. You will find designated dance floors in the Shamrock and the Republic.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 16, 2005

Salzburg Bars & Pubs
Throughout the Old Town and New Town
Salzburg, Austria

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A Guide to the Local Austrian BeerBeers are brewed in Austria in a wide range of styles, with it a great deal of skill and care. The most important detail is that no chemicals are used in the brewing process. It is a good idea to judge Austrian beer on flavour. The following are a list of some of the best beers easily available in Salzburg.Murzen=LagerThe alcohol content varies from 4.9% to 5.5%. When ordering, ask for a normales Bier, or helles. Best Known brands: Stiegl (brewed in Salzburg)AugstinerFound almost only in the Augustinerbrau. This is the monk’s own special brew and must be sampled in their own beer hall. Sit back and soak in the atmosph...Read More

Cuisine Hit List

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Cuisine Hit ListAustrian cuisine has a reputation of being all meat and dumplings, but if you venture into the local restaurants, you will find that this is far from the truth. Many of Austria’s famous dishes originated from Hungary (former empire), though the Austrians have lovingly improved and made them their own. Below is a selection of dishes you must try.Wiener SchnitzelA very old Austrian speciality? Veal escalope, which is breaded and shallow, fried and usually served with Erdapfel (a delicious potato salad).Kaiserschmarrn:This is another mouth-watering dish of shredded pancake and stewed fruit. Legend has it that it was invented f...Read More