Gasthof Kerschbaumer

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Abtenau (SE of Salzburg)

Brandner Hof

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Brand (SW of Bludenz)

Gasthof Die Pflegerbrücke

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Grödig/Eichet (SW of Salzburg)

Hotel Grüner Baum

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Hallstatt (SE of Salzburg)

Hotel-Restaurant Grieserhof

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Lermoos (SE of Reutte)

Hotel Rustika

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Lermoos (SE of Reutte)

Café-Restaurant Sam (s'Fassl)

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Lermoos (SE of Reutte)

Restaurant Habhof

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Mösern (NW of Innsbruck)

Seewald-Alm

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Mösern (NW of Innsbruck)

Weisses Kreuz

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Salzburg

Altstadt Radisson

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Salzburg

Sheraton Salzburg

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Salzburg

Ensinger Unken

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Unken (SW of Salzburg)

Gutshof zum Schluxen

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Unterpinswang (near Reutte)

(Recommended by Larry & Ben)

Gasthof Kerschbaumer
Markt 30
5441
Abtenau (SE of Salzburg)
Tel - 6243/2242 ~ Fax - 6243/22424
Email -
gasthof.kerschbaumer@sbg.at

(Ben) ...We had dinner at a little sidewalk cafe - the Gasthof Kerschbaumer at Markt 30 - in the main market square of Abtenau. A square that had been turned into a large Biergarten the day before and was packed with Sunday Bier drinkers when we drove by. We both chowed down on Cordon Bleu mit Pommes Frites and that good Kaiser Bier. I also had some Knödelsuppe and my total bill was less than $12.

(Recommended by Ben & Larry)

Cafe-Restaurant Ensinger Unken
Niederland 174
5091
Unken (SW of Bad Reichenhall)
Tel - 6589/4298 ~ Fax - 6589/42984

(Ben) ...We opt for dinner at a nearby eatery - the Restaurant-Cafe-Pension Ensinger at Niederland 174 in Unken. This is a very nice restaurant and the meals delicious. Take a look at this nice platter of yummies...

(Recommended by Ben & Clan)

Restaurant Seewald-Alm
Möserer Dorfstrasse 40
6100
Mösern (NW of Innsbruck)
Tel - 5212/50470 ~ Fax - 5212/50480
Email -
seewaldalm@aon.at

Another excellent meal - this time - Würzige Gulaschsuppe mit Brot (4 €) - Wiener Schnitzel mit Pommes Frites und Preiselbeeren (8.50 €) - Hühnerfilet (Wiener Art) mit Kartoffelsalat und Preiselbeeren (8.50 €) and the always good Kaiser Bier vom Faß to wash it down. Es war ein wunderbarer Tag...

(Recommended by Ben & Clan)

Hotel-Restaurant Habhof
Familie Decristoforo
6100
Mösern (NW of Innsbruck)
Tel - 5212/4711 ~ Fax - 5212/47115
Email -
hotel@habhof.at

...We relax the rest of the afternoon and make plans to attend a music concert at a local hotel that evening - a Volksmusikabend at the Habhof. We arrive a bit early - find a nice table on the terrace (what a view) - and enjoy a dinner of Schweinerrückensteak mit Pfefferrrahm sauce, Röstinchen und Broccoli (9.30 €), Kleines Wiener Schnitzel mit Salat und Pommes (6.30 €), and Wiener Schnitzel vom Kalb mit Preiselbeeren und Salat (13.40 €) - a little more expensive than I would normally select but we take into consideration that we were about to enjoy an evening of live music. As we are eating we notice that the tables next to us are being set up in preparation for the musicians. As it turns out we have the best seats in the house and are soon joined by a group of pretty young ladies armed with various wooden flutes and zither type instruments (Hackbrett), one young man (very good on Hackbrett), along with a beautiful female guitarist (older leader) - all in their finest Tirolian outfits. They entertain us for several hours while we enjoy the Bier, the awesome view of the mountains and the best weather of the trip. A great day!

(Recommended by Val)

Hotel Grüner Baum
Marktplatz 104
4830
Hallstatt (SE of Salzburg)
Tel - 6134/8263 ~ Fax - 6134/8420
Email -
gruener.baum@magnet.at
Central location lakeside - Restaurant

A lovely splurge in Hallstatt! With only a one night stay, we wanted to be situated right on the lake and the Grüner Baum provided us with a perfect location. Situated directly on the tiny, but vibrant Marktplatz, our room had a wonderful balcony overlooking the pristine lake. The view, in all directions, was magnificent. Upon registering, we were very warmly greeted, by name, from the owner... a lovely woman who was always smiling! The indoor restaurant was very nice, but we opted to eat outside at the great Biergarten, situated right on the water. Food was terrific, with fresh fish being the mainstay of the menu. We all loved this great, old hotel, with it's appropriately creaking floors and warm, inviting ambiance.


(Recommended by Val)

Gasthaus Weisses Kreuz
Bierjodlgasse 6
5020
Salzburg
Tel - 662/845641 ~ Fax - 662/8456419
Email -
weisses.kreuz@eunet.at

Here's a place I highly recommend - Hotel-Restaurant Weisses Kreuz. I loved this place! Our room was a wonderful size and the bathroom was huge. Just your basic room, but extremly comfortable and well kept. The main attraction of the Weisses Kreuz is it's restaurant. They have an unbelievably large menu and the food is superb and extremely reasonable in price. The restaurant was recommended to us by a friend, as a place to meet during our last trip to Salzburg. It was certainly convenient that we were staying there as well. He told us the Weisses Kreuz is one of the most popular restaurants, with locals, because of the great food and reasonable prices. He said that sometimes it's hard to get a table there. It certainly did not disappoint us! The hotel is situated almost right under the fortress. All in all a great place in Salzburg.

(Recommended by CQUID)

Altstadt Radisson
Judengasse 15
5020
Salzburg
Tel - 662/8485710 ~ Fax - 662/8485716
Email -
radisson-altstadt@austria-trend.at
Restaurant - bar and lounge

I thoroughly enjoyed the Radisson Altstadt. Had a very good rate at the time but would spend the extra again if need be. Very good location, rooms very nice, with fully equipped bathrooms, heater, robes, hairdryer, very large tub. Wonderful location. Great restaurant and breakfast room.


(Recommended by BRobinsE)

Sheraton Salzburg Hotel
Auerspergstrasse 4
5020
Salzburg
Tel - 662/889990 ~ 662/881776
Email -
sheraton.salzburg@sheraton.com
Located just beside the Mirabell Garten
Two restaurants - the elegant Mirabell and casual dining Bistro

It is right next to the congress hall and is, therefore, perfectly located for people attending large meetings there. But the grace of this chain property and the quality of its kitchen were a huge surprise to many of us who prefer small, charming hotels. And, of course, the fact that meals can be served in the garden which is part of the park, adds to the magic of the experience. The Sheraton Salzburg is about a fifteen minute leisurely stroll to old town, through the beautiful park and along the river.


(Recommended by Joan)

Hotel Valschena (Restaurant Brandner Hof)
Familie Schedler
6708
Brand (SW of Bludenz)
Tel - 5559/331 ~ Fax - 5559/331113
Email -
hotel.valschena@cable.vol.at

After spending some time sightseeing, we headed back into Brand for dinner. We pulled into the parking lot of the Brandnerhof Restaurant and debated about eating there. There were not a lot of cars in the parking lot and another restaurant we had seen earlier had tons of cars. Roger thought the other place might be better since it was so crowded. Finally we decided to just eat at the Brandnerhof since we were already there. I could not believe the view from the windows when they seated us in one of their dining rooms. It was absolutely spectacular. Not only was the view terrific, but so was the food. I just checked my notes and realized I actually wrote down the details of our meal. Roger had beef tenderloins and I had veal. We had an extra salad with our meal and a coke and a bottle of water. All of that cost a total of about $40 or $45. Very cheap for such an excellent dinner with terrific views. Later Frau Bitschi told us that is the best restaurant in town. It's where she and her husband go when they go out for a special evening.

(Recommended by Ben - Larry - Richard)

Gasthof Die Pflegerbrücke
Familie Kohlstätter
Pflegerstrasse 53
5082
Grödig/Eichet (just S of Salzburg)
Tel - 0662/821725 ~ Fax - 0662/82172515
Email -
office@pflegerbruecke.at

(
Ben) ... Excellent inn with a beautifully paneled dining room located just south of Salzburg. Large comfortable rooms. Friendly, helpful staff. Excellent breakfast. Recently renovated. Good location between Berchtesgaden and Salzburg just a few minutes from Hellbrunn Castle (trick water fountains and baroque garden). Five minute walk to small grocery store. Nice outside terrace perfect for Brats and Bier...

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Richard) ...This is a family business, and when you stay there they treat you like one of the family! Clean, quiet, great breakfast. Everything is perfect. This Gasthaus has a restaurant and a beer garden. Better yet (for us) they have a deli that you can point to pick making your perfect light
meal...

(Recommended by Pat)

Hotel-Restaurant Grieserhof
Jakob Schonger
Gries 18
6631
Lermoos (SW of Garmisch-Partenkirchen)
Tel - 05673/2325 ~ Fax - 05673/2325-6
Email -
info@grieserhof.com
Restaurant - guest lounge - hotel bar

...We drove to Lermoos by way of the Fernpass. BEAUTIFUL!! Indescribable scenery! You just have to drive it and see for yourself. Lermoos (thanks Deenise!) is in a valley surrounded by mountains, some green & lush, some rocky. The Zugspitze is way up there. The Pension Hochmoos is full, so we choose the Hotel Grieserhof, on the edge of town. It is a lovely hotel, and we get a HUGE room. There's a great restaurant in the hotel...

(Recommended by Deenise)

Hotel Rustika
Rigobert Hofherr
Oberdorf 16
6631
Lermoos (SW of Garmisch-Partenkirchen)
Tel - 5673/2724 ~ Fax - 5673/3613
Email -
info@hotel-rustika.at
Hotel bar - Restaurant

...The weather is great today, sunny and very warm. We plan a route through the smaller towns, we are heading towards Lermoos, Austria. We planned the last two days of our trip in this quiet little town, this is our pamper time. We arrive in Lermoos at approximately 2pm, finding the Hotel Rustika is easy. We find the front desk and check into our rooms, as soon as we dump our luggage Susie and I head down to the bar for a cold Bier. The rooms are fabulous, a door in the room takes you out to the wrap around deck. This is heaven.... We decide to eat dinner at the hotel this evening, we are all tired and need some down time. The dining room is lined with windows looking out over the valley and the back side of the Zugspitze. The sun setting on this spectacular mountain is incredible...

View of Zugspitze from Lermoos...

(Recommended by Bill H.)

Café-Restaurant Sam (s'Fassl)
Franz und Gabi Sam
Unterdorf 12
6631
Lermoos (SW of Garmisch-Partenkirchen)
Tel - 5673/3113

For lunch we found Sam’s Café in Lermoos and had probably the best Gulaschsuppe and Spaghetti Bolognaise we’ve had in Europe in our 14 plus visits since ’95.

(Recommended by Larry - Ben - IM RW)

Gutshof zum Schluxen
Familie Weidinger
Unterpinswang 24
6600
Reutte/Unterpinswang (just S of Füssen)
Tel - 5677/89030 ~ Fax - 5677/890323
Email -
info-gutshof@schluxen.com

(
Larry) ...I first came across the Gutshof Zum Schluxen (formerly a farm called the Schluxenhof) in '96. I had read about it as being one of King Ludwig's favorite hangouts when he would go out on his excursions through the countryside. He in fact stayed overnight many times and his room is upstairs on the far right corner as you enter the front door. Ben and I stopped by for dinner during the 2000 trip (try the delicious Tiroler Gröstl and Adam Bräu Hell Bier), and I was there again for a Bierstop in '01. You might say we kind of took a liking to the place. The Schluxen is located in the tiny out of the way village of Unterpinswang just inside the Austrian border, and a short distance from Füssen and Reutte. Just a few farms, a church and the Schluxen, and that's it. Definitely an off the beaten path kind of place. If you are looking for peace and quiet and like to blend in with the locals, then you can't go wrong with the Schluxen.

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IM RW) ...We spent several nights at the Schluxen. The property appears to be a working farm with cattle, deer, horses and rabbits. It appears that the owners have recently remodeled the hotel and restaurant. The restaurant/bar seems to be a gathering place for locals to eat and socialize. Waking up to the sounds of cow bells as the cattle were being moved from field to field and the haunting sounds of Coo Coos from the nearby woods was a fantastic way to start the day. The staff was warm, friendly, and quick to help out in any way they could.


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