Stiftsbäckerei St. Peter
Since the 12th century
The first documentary evidence of the existence of Salzburg’s oldest bakery on Kapitelplatz (square) dates back to the 12th century. Back then a tunnel for the ‘Almkanal’ watercourse was knocked through Mönchsberg hill to supply the city with water. At the spot where the canal emerges from the mountain, St. Peter’s Monastery built a grain mill and established a bakery, which is still in business today.
The bakery and its historical vaulted hall are relics of a long gone age. An original wood-fired oven is still used to bake the pure, natural sour-dough bread so popular with regular customers. The bread stays fresh a long time and tastes great with butter and jam and with cheese and ham.
Petersfriedhof is the name of the adjacent cemetery, one of the oldest and most atmospheric burial grounds in the whole of Europe. Visitors are fascinated by the artfully designed wrought iron crosses and the solid, centuries-old gravestones.
PRODUCT RANGE: Original St. Peter wood-fired oven loaves, variety of bread cakes
WORTH SEEING: In 2006 the old water mill wheel was faithfully reconstructed right next to the entrance to the bakery.
SPECIAL FEATURE: From the warm and friendly shop, interested shoppers can look into the actual bakery itself where the baker goes about his daily work.