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At Hotel-Restaurant Gablerbräu, (Linzergasse 9, tel. +41/0662/88965), on the right bank, not far from the Hotel Trumer Stube, the light Kaiser beer vom Fass goes down easily but the food is several notches below the Auerhahn.

Alter Fuchs (Linzergasse 47/49, tel. 882200) is a right bank, below-street-level, gathering spot for the under-40 crowd. This is a lively spot, but friendly and under control.

Not far from the Hotel Jedermann, Die Weisse (Rupertgasse 10, tel. 72246) is a rambling old brewpub specializing in wheat beer.

Near Salzburg

Gasthof Schorn

If hotels in Salzburg Zentrum are fully booked or too pricey, Gasthof Schorn is an inexpensive and charming alternative eight kilometers south of the city at the Salzburg-Süd-Grödig exit on the Autobahn toward Hallein. There are 16 recently refurbished double rooms all equipped with private toilet and shower or tub, direct-dial phone, satellite TV, and balcony. Breakfast is buffet style and parking is free for guests.

The hotel is done in the style of the region, with elaborate frescoes both inside and out. The massive, church-like dining room has a domed ceiling, marble floors, concrete pillars, and arched side galleries. It is a lively local favorite, mostly because of what comes out of the kitchen; heaping plates of hearty, delectable food delivered by traditionally dressed servers.

Contact: Gasthof Schorn St. Leonhardstrasse 1, A-5083 St. Leonhard-Grödig, tel. +43/06246/72334, fax 72334-40, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Daily Rates: Doubles €76-86

Rating: Quality 11/20, Value 16/20

Rest. Rating: Quality 14/20, Value 18/20

Schloss Haunsperg

This all-time Gemütlichkeit favorite, an eight-room bed-and-breakfast in a 14th-century country manor house with beautiful period furniture, is just 10 minutes south of Salzburg. The von Gernerth family's welcome is as warm as any in Austria. Haunsperg is easy to find. Go south from Salzburg on the A10, exit at Hallein, then come back north toward Oberalm. You will see signs to the hotel which is west of the Autobahn and east of the Salzach. Treat yourself.

Daily Rates: Doubles €135-170

Contact: Schloss Haunsperg Hammerstrasse 32, Oberalm Bei Hallein (outside of Salzburg), A-5411, tel. +43/06245/80 662, fax 85 680, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rating: Quality 16/20, Value 18/20