Local Brew and Traditional Austrian Dishes at the Historic Gablerbräu
Across the river from the heart of the old town, the historic Gablerbräu dates back to 1429 and offers the usual mix of Austrian favorites, including schnitzel, Tafelspitz, and goulash, plus seasonal apricot dumplings and the local Salzburger Nockerl pastry. The local draft beer, Gabler Zwickl, is a good choice, but it's the atmosphere that really makes this place worth a visit. While the chance to dine outdoors on a cool summer evening in Salzburg is hard to pass up, the classic decor inside should not be missed. Ask for a spot in the Richard-Mayr-Stube, a cozy dining area with murals, vaulted ceilings, stained-glass windows, and a charming old tile stove.
While Strudel and Sacher Torte easily fall from the lips when discussing Austrian pastries, there is one sadly overlooked. The Marillenknödel is an apricot dumpling found across Austria and Bohemia, but particularly notable in the Wachau region. Gablerbräu in Salzburg may not have the best in Austria, but enjoying these dumplings among the rustic wood panels and tile stoves made them a particularly sweet treat.