A good reason to ramble through the Schlosspark, high above the cityscape's rivers, rooftops, steeples and towers is to linger over a midday meal in the castle's aristocratic restaurant—memorable because this high-ceiling Baroque dining hall was originally the rulers' horse stables. Some tables, in fact, are set inside the former stalls, each with its fanciful wrought-iron enclosure.

Among much-requested entrées are Bratl in der Rein, marinated pork-loin pot roast served with cabbage and bread dumplings (€12.20) and Knödlgemischt, dumplings with sauerkraut (€7.80). Overall, meat dishes range €7.80-15.80), unless you'd prefer filet of trout (€10.50).

Contact: Schlossrestaurant Lamberg, Berggasse 2, 4400 Steyr, tel. +43/7252/48675, fax 486/7513

Rating: Quality 12/20, Value 14/20