Is Austria’s Stiftskeller the oldest restaurant in the world? Quite possibly.
Located inside of St. Peter’s Abbey, which is carved into the side of a stone mountain, Stiftskeller is said to have been open and running for more than 1,200 years, according to an anthology written in 803 A.D. by English scholar Alcuin of York, who served Emperor Charlemagne. Christopher Columbus, Johann Georg Faust, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are believed to have eaten at the restaurant, and in 2014, Karl Lagerfeld used the establishment to host a premier party for his film “Reincarnation.” Though the restaurant still retains numerous facets of its original design — think flying buttresses, stone walls, and ornate chandeliers — it’s been renovated and expanded numerous times to fit modern needs, according to its website. The food at this white-tablecloth establishment is ritzy, specializing in meat-centric dishes, like Wiener schnitzel, braised veal, rib-eye steak, and duck, and a meal here will definitely leave a dent in your wallet. But apparently the bread and butter is also quite good — Writes one Yelp reviewer: “The bread and butter in the beginning already put me in the clouds. The bread is freshly baked and warm, the homemade vanilla-flavored butter is soft and heavenly, and the sea salt and chive cream cheese also hit the spot.”— so you can always fill up on that to save money.
In recent years, the Stiftskeller has expanded its repertoire by throwing weekly Mozart-themed dinners that include musicians and singers in period costume performing the Salzburg native’s most famed and beloved compositions.
If arched ceilings and a cave-like atmosphere sound like your thing, then you might have to add Stiftskeller to your bucket list of vacation destinations. But if you’re prone to claustrophobia, don’t eat meat, or have no appreciation for antique architecture, then you might want to stay away from this restaurant. ✨🍽✨
Beim heute Abend stattfindenden #Bezirksfeuerwehrtag des Bezirks Tulln im Klosterneuburger #Stiftskeller bekam unser #Kommandant Friedrich Ploiner jun. für sein überörtliches Engagement das silberne Verdienstzeichen des österr. Bundesfeuerwehrverbandes verliehen.
Zahlreiche Vertreter von Politik und #Feuerwehr gratulierten ihm hierzu, an der Spitze Finanzlandesrat Ludwig Schleritzko und Landesfeuerwehrkommandant Dietmar Fahrafellner.
Auch die #Kameraden der #ff_grafenwoerth sind stolz auf ihren Kommandanten und gratulieren zu einer der höchsten Auszeichnungen im Feuerwehrwesen :-)