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Tavern-culture of Salzburg is timeless tradition!

And timeless tradition is our principle!

We are challenged to value the culture of authentic taverns as an inheritance and to keep it alive.

At the tavern people from everywhere meet. It's a place to encounter, a place of the spirit of the age, the zeitgeist.

The tavern combines cabaret and school, political stage and distraction. Authentic taverns are not selective in choosing their guests and do not seperate privileged population from others: The tavern simply stands in for decent fellows.

It's obviously a luxury to focus on timeless tradition as we live in a world of immoderate consumption of hedonistic fun and events. Concerning this we accept the callenge to combine zeitgeist and timeless tradition.

The ZIPFER BIERHAUS is one of the last ancient, plain taverns of Salzburg. Our house typifies a leftover of the 20th Century which could be prevented from greedy longing for modernism and profit-driven change. Blessedly, I have to say, as the spirit of change very often tends to destruction and doesn't estimate the value of long-time grown tradition. Therefore it's very important to us to keep the genuine character of this house alive and to apply the musts of modern usage in a reconcilable way.

We regard timeless tradition as the "value of the specific". Our main interest is to preserve tradition in a pure and agile way, for it is very important not to let this tradition degenerate to shallow kitsch. Beeing succesful on this concern, the Salzburger Denkmalschutz (Department for Protection of Historical Monuments of Salzburg) listet our bar-parlour.

Our gastronomical principle is conservative because we believe the value of tradition lies in representing something special and connective. As we try to reflect the traditional culture of our tavern in a vitalised way we are able to preserve the timeless value of this house as an origin of social inspiration.


Ages of memory

This house built in the year 1300 offers ages of memory.

Here lived the famous historian of Salzburg, Hofadvokat Judas Taddäus Zauner. Furthermore lived here Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts sister 'Nannerl', and moreover the well-known musicologist and Mozart-researcher Erich Schenk was born in this place on 5th May 1902.

A detailed chronicle about this building you can find in the showcase between the parlours.

The family-business of the ZIPFER BIERHAUS, located at the so called "Steinhauserhaus", is carried since 1977 by Reinhold Schwarz and is now continued in the second generation as a restaurant and classic tavern.

Trying to keep up and carry on the good reputation and the timeless tradition of this house, we hope you feel comfortable and we would be pleased to welcome you soon again.

Bon appétit and best wishes!

Robert Schwarz & Team

Zipfer Bierhaus Schwarz GmbH

Universitätsplatz 19 / Sigmund-Haffner-G 12
A-5020 Salzburg
Phone 0043662840745
Fax 0043662853234


Opening times:

Tuesday to Saturday 10 am - 12 pm
except August & December from Monday to Saturday 10am - 12 pm


Nonstop from 11 am to 10 pm

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