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The ten best places for Kaiserschmarrn in Salzburg

Falstaff went in search of the best Kaiserschmarrn in the province of Salzburg.

Kaiserschmarren is undoubtedly one of the most famous desserts in Austrian cuisine. There are many stories surrounding the origins of this traditional dish: An encounter between Emperor Franz Joseph I and a cook in the Tyrolean Alps is said to have been the decisive factor. The story goes that one day the emperor stopped at a humble hut and asked for a sweet dish. The chef, who had the honor of cooking for the emperor, prepared a pancake. However, during the roasting process, it unfortunately tore and was cut into pieces. Despite the mishap, the emperor is said to have enjoyed the torn pancake and asked curiously for his name. The chef's spontaneous answer was: "That's a Kaiserschmarrn".

"Just give me the Schmarrn"

Another attempt at an explanation: a court confectioner who specialized in preparing light desserts for the body-conscious Empress Elisabeth tried his luck with a new creation made from omelette batter and stewed plums. But the empress was not impressed. In this awkward situation, her husband intervened and tasted the portion that the empress had refused, saying: "Well, then give me the Schmarrn that our Leopold has cooked up again."

Be that as it may, the dessert is definitely popular these days. Falstaff went in search of restaurants and eateries in Salzburg that serve the dish in exceptional quality.

One of the most beautiful inns in Salzburg with outstanding traditional cuisine and accents from around the world. The beef dishes - from the bouillon onwards - are a poem, the desserts tempting.
Schwarzenbergpromenade 37
5026 Salzburg
Austria
This restaurant on Hagenauerplatz, a contender for the best tartare in the city, is a gem! This applies to both the ambience and the organic cuisine. Many of the ingredients, even the snails, come from the restaurant's own farm.
Hagenauerplatz 2
5020 Salzburg
Austria
Here too, the new head chef Günther Grahammer will set the tone, as he has already done in the "big brother", the Goldener Hirsch. But the classics, lunch menu and the famous bratwurst sausages are sure to be gastronomic firm favourites.
Getreidegasse 37
5020 Salzburg
Austria
Festungsgasse 10
5020 Salzburg
Austria
An institution and a guarantor of first-class enjoyment - from coffee to desserts and service. Typical Austrian coffee culture in red velvet meets Sacher melange, the world-famous Sacher cake on spiced Gugelhupf with ginger. Sun terrace!
Schwarzstraße 5-7
5020 Salzburg
Austria
"Eating well makes you happier" is the motto of chef Harald Rindler. He conjures up traditional dishes at the highest level with modern accents and his own creations using many local ingredients.
Seekarstraße 32
5562 Obertauern
Austria
This traditional restaurant is still a little insider tip. People come here to enjoy the finest Salzburg specialties in a beautiful setting. Regional produce, inspired preparation!
Dorfstraße 14
5161 Elixhausen
Austria
The pretty little hut in the middle of the beautiful Postalm has been in family hands for four generations. Butter and cheese are made in-house with a corresponding amount of experience, and hearty meals can also be prepared on advance order. The sleeping areas on the second floor are particularly rustic.
Weißenbach 53
5350 Strobl
Austria
Wir sind bekannt für unsere gute Küche, sodass nicht nur Gäste gerne zu uns essen kommen, sondern auch die Einheimischen. Wählen Sie aus regionalen...
Dorfstraße 19
5661 Rauris
Austria
If you are looking for the best fried chicken in the country, you can find it here. The original Salzburg tavern cuisine - from Kasnocken to Bauernschmaus and the famous Nockerln - is also good.
Müllner Hauptstraße 8
5020 Salzburg
Austria

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Julia Emma Weninger
Julia Emma Weninger
Editor in Chief Digital