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1200 years of tradition –

St Peter Stiftskulinarium, formerly Stiftskeller, is the oldest restaurant in Central Europe and has a very long history. Timeline:

803

The St Peter Stiftskeller is mentioned for the first time in a document by the scholar Alcuin who was a liegeman of Charlemagne – our restaurant is therefore considered the oldest inn in Europe.

1300

The St Peter Stiftskeller enters the history of literature thanks to the late 14th century poet and composer, the Monk of Salzburg.

1510

The inn is significantly extended – Faust knows it to be a place of quality.

1720

The Stiftskeller changes – patrons now include nobility, clergy and the emerging middle classes.

1760

Michael Haydn is a resident of the Stiftskeller’s top floor.

1803

The Stiftskeller acquires the right to brew and serve beer. Prior to this, the Stiftskeller’s padres were only allowed to serve their own wines.

1809

French troops are given quarters in the Stiftskeller during the Napoleonic wars.

1903

Abbot Willibald Hauthaler oversees the construction of the Baroque Hall and expansion of the ‘Willibaldhöhle’.

1918

The monastery cellar is looted during the First World War.

1992

The first lease agreement in the history of St Peter Stiftskeller is signed. 25-year-old Claus Haslauer is the tenant who takes on this challenge.

1996

World première of the famous Mozart Dinner Concerts in the historic Baroque Hall. These have since enjoyed great popularity and are performed daily.

1999

Veronika Kirchmair-Haslauer begins to update and redesign the restaurant’s interiors.

2003

The Stiftskeller celebrates its 1200th anniversary.

2008

The St Peter Stiftskeller’s kitchen and bar are given a state-of-the-art makeover as part of extensive alterations.

2010

St Paul Soul Food Catering joins the St Peter Stiftskeller family. This highly successful catering concept focuses on individuality, exclusivity and professional service for every event.

2013

Redesign of the Willibaldhöhle and the arcade courtyard.

2014

Sous vide and a charcoal barbecue are added to the St Peter Stiftskeller repertoire..

2015

A report by the Federal Monuments Office Austria revealed that the gate to the St. Peter Stiftskeller is the oldest door in the St. Peter’s district. The gate was renovated and restored to the original state of the year 1710.