Dinner in Europe’s oldest restaurant

Stiftskeller St. Peter in Salzburg is supposedly Europe’s oldest restaurant, dating back to the year 803. Your ETM Travel Team spent quite a few euros here, a lovely evening in July. The restaurant is stylish but still relaxed and welcoming. Although we weren’t dressed up, we were treated courtly and both the beer, prosecco, wienerschnitzel, risotto – and the regional dessert hit “Salzburger Nockerln” were exquisite!

Salzburger Nockerln are three peaks of foamy and soft white meringue-like soufflé. One portion is more than enough for three persons, and the one we shared could easily have satisfied a family of four. And their dog. And hamster.

The restaurant is neighbour to the church Stiftskirche St. Peter, which is located at the foot of the central hill in Salzburg – Mönchsberg.

The church and surrounding cemetery is not only a very pleasant, quiet spot in the city, it also served as the backdrop in The Sound of Music movie from the sixties, where the Von Trapp family hide in the cemetery in order to escape from the Nazis.

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