That’s why our host at the Altstadthotel Kasererbräu started his training at just 14 years old – a decision that he hasn’t regretted to this day. He welcomes guests from all around the world with his warm, open manner and – together with his unique team – lets them experience the best that Mozart’s hometown has to offer. Our hotelier knows his way around Salzburg’s rich leisure and culture offerings, as he often enjoys the charms of his hometown himself.
His personal motto ‘live and let live’ is clear to see in his openness, which Alexander Krammer also applies to his work: most of all, he loves working with a diverse range of people, staff and guests from all over the world. Outside work, he enjoys relaxing with his family and good friends. Eating good food, discovering a great city, and attending cultural events: that’s how your passionate host enjoys his free time. Alexander Krammer lets us in on his favourite things to do in Salzburg on his ‘perfect day’. We hope you enjoy reading and trying out his insider tips!
The Kaiviertel is Salzburg’s very own artist’s quarter: full of life, culture and charm. With its plentiful galleries, chic boutiques and cosy cafés with cuisine from all around the world, the Kaiviertel is one of my favourite places in the city. Before my stroll, I like to get something to eat at Café Fürst. You should definitely try a Salzburger Mozartkugel (blue/silver), a very special house speciality!
A Famous Organic Café
The Triangel café and restaurant oozes traditional Austrian hospitality, and you can look forward to good food & drink, a cosy ambiance and personal service. Everyone feels at home here, from locals to tourists and celebrities – the artists playing at the Salzburg Festival are regulars during the summer months. What I like best: the Triangel restaurant focuses on high-quality, local, organic produce from smaller producers. Definitely book a table in advance!
Art & Stunning Views: My Afternoon Itinerary
In the afternoon, you should definitely head for the top – either take the lift up the Mönchsberg or take the steps at the Toskaninihof, behind the Festspielhaus festival hall. Once you’ve reached the top, you’ll be rewarded with gorgeous views of the Old Town from outside the Stefan Zweig Center – a place of literature, art and learning. It only takes a few minutes to walk to the M32’s restaurant terrace, where you can enjoy a coffee and apple strudel while taking in the views over Salzburg. My tip: a walk up the Mönchsberg always offers breathtaking views of the city in all directions.
Experience Austrian Hospitality
A stop-off at the cult Pauli Stubm is always worthwhile in the evening, and it’s just around the corner from our hotel – on Herrengasse on the way to Hohensalzburg Castle. Rustic, authentic and cosy, this popular local eatery is open every day from 17:00. Their ‘Kasnock’n’ is my absolute favourite – a typical Salzburg dish of cheese, spätzle noodles and fried onions!
The Perfect Place for a Nightcap
To round off a perfect day, I would head to the Dinner Bar on Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse, just 10 minutes’ walk away from the hotel. Here, you can spoil your taste buds with top-shelf international bar classics in a stylish atmosphere (and it’s open into the early hours for night owls). Their musical repertoire includes soul, funk and rock from the 60s, 70s and 80s.
The charm of a 160 year old inn combined with modern sensibilities makes Zwettler’s a must.
All ingredients that end up on your plate have been carefully selected. The meat is supplied by the butcher, the vegetables from G’miasara and the bread from the baker – as it should be! But the food is never the same! As well as our current daily menu, there’s always stuffed veal on the menu on Saturday, and Sunday is always roast pork day. The beer comes from the small but mighty ‘Kaiser Karl’, and Märzen, Zwickl, Weißbier or Pilsner varieties are available.
All that’s left to say is cheers and bon appetit!
Pauli Stubm in its current form was founded in the 1930s. At that time, it was called ‘Gasthaus Edelweiß’.
This eatery has been offering cosy Salzburger hospitality ever since. Its excellent location on Herrengasse and its unique beer garden mean this place is a real insider tip.
Interesting dishes and a cosy, easy-going atmosphere are still enchanting visitors to this day. Especially loved by students, Salzburg locals and visitors from all over the world.
Warm hospitality and a typically Italian ambience await at the Trattoria Domani on Kaigasse. Exceptional cooks will spoil you with delicious antipasti, tasty pizzas, intense pasta dishes, Mediterranean fish and meat dishes, and sweet treats.
Head to this café’s outdoor seating area to relax after a hectic day or meet friends on a balmy summer’s evening in the heart of the Old Town. A bustling ambience with guests from jovial local cabbies to tourists and locals mean this place is never boring. That’s how a new and lively piece of café and bar culture was created.