food & drinks

The entire Federal Province of Salzburg offers national and international cuisine of the finest quality, which certainly should not be missed. The cuisine in Salzburg was influenced by Italy, Hungary, Bohemia and Bavaria. It is internationally renowned for the many pastries and sweet dishes and of course the Wiener schnitzel. And of course for the Salzburger Nockerl, an egg mousse, which is a culinary tribute to the three local mountains of Salzburg: Mönchsberg, Kapuzinerberg and Gaisberg – some call it Rainberg instead of Gaisberg.

Start the day in the city of Salzburg with a delicious breakfast! The Hotel & Inn Untersberg, the M32 on the Mönchsberg and the Mattsee castle in the Salzburg region are due to the extremely lovely views one of the most beautiful destinations for breakfast in Salzburg.

From café to tavern: eat delightfully in Salzburg

The Salzburg gastronomy offers for every taste the perfect café, restaurant, pub and taverns. In one of the many traditional inns such as the Stieglkeller below the Fortress Hohensalzburg you can enjoy the home-style Salzburg cuisine. Whether roast pork with dumplings and sauerkraut or rather Kasnockn with green salad – there is the right meal for everyone here.

In the afternoon, we recommend you the cozy coffee houses in the old town of Salzburg. Here you will find the delicious Austrian meal and desserts and of course the famous Austrian coffee house culture. The most traditional coffee houses are:

  • Café Tomaselli
  • Café Fürst
  • Café Sacher

Tip: For a snack in between the original Salzburg Bosna hotdog of the Balkan Grill in one of the side streets of the Getreidegasse is an absolute insider tip! Don’t mind the long queue in front of the snack – it is definitely worth it!

Excellent: winning gourmet restaurants in the city and province of Salzburg

After a long day of sightseeing in Salzburg an enjoyable dinner cannot be missed. Did you know that the province of Salzburg has the highest concentration of gourmet restaurants? From the esszimmer restaurant in the city of Salzburg over the Ikarus in Red Bull´s Hangar 7 to Johanna Maier in Filzmoos – the people of Salzburg understand much of the art of cooking!

The gastronomy of Salzburg also invites people just to sit together in cosy places: In the Stiegl Brewery, where the traditional beer of Salzburg is brewed, which is known for its very palatable taste far beyond the borders of Salzburg. In warm weather, the chestnut tree-lined beer garden of the Müllner Bräustübl is ideal for settling down and enjoying a little tidbit and a cold monastery beer.

Tip: Particularly noteworthy are the Salzburg Mozart balls, formerly called Mozart candy, that are known not only in the state of Salzburg. This delicacy, a filled chocolate marzipan ball, you will find in the original Fürst cafe at the Old Market in Salzburg´s old town near the Salzburg Cathedral. Here the sweet delicacy was invented and from here, it has been achieved worldwide success.