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Salzburg has the highest concentration of gourmet restaurants in Austria. Here are five Forbes Travel Guide favorites:
1. St. Peter Stiftskeller. The city’s oldest restaurant has played host to everyone from Charlemagne in 803 to the Mozart family in the 18th century, so a trip here can be as much a history lesson as it is a culinary experience. You won’t be disappointed by the cuisine, either, with dishes like goose-liver parfait with calvados sorbet.
2. K&K Restaurant. With three floors serving different types of food — there’s a ground-floor bistro and the top level serves international cuisine — this historic Old Town restaurant has something for everyone.
3. Magazin. Featuring a unique blend of award-winning cooking and a historic bunker setting, Magazin serves the best of new Austrian cuisine, which means old favorites with significantly more subtlety.
4. Restaurant Ikarus. An integral part of Hangar 7, the private airport hangar of Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz, Restaurant Ikarus hosts a different world-class guest chef each month, so no visit is ever the same.
5. Gasthof Wilder Mann. It may not be the most high-end eating option in the city, but it’s one of the most authentically Austrian. Expect one-liter glasses of Stiegl beer, enormous bratwurst, and friendly staff dressed in traditional dirndl outfits.