Every Tuesday, we share photographs from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.
Goldener Adler Gasthof
Hotel Restaurant Goldener Adler
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Over the past several weeks now, I am taking a literal European food-trip from last year’s journey around Munich, Innsbruck, Italy, and a few other places I’ve had the privilege of visiting. This week, I am excited to share that I was able to have lunch at the oldest restaurant in Innsbruck, the Goldener Adler Gasthof.
From their website:
From the time of its establishment in 1390, countless carriages and merchants travelling on the route between Italy and Germany found a place to stay. Therefore this Innsbruck Inn enjoyed some of the most important guests over many centuries. More so than other inns on this old connecting road.
In the year 1689 the Niederkirchner family acquired the Goldener Adler. Their ownership continued for 6 generations thereafter.
Marble slabs in the walls outside of the restaurant listing down the esteemed guests who dined here in this lovely place.
Apparently, King Maximilian, Bavarian empresses, Austrian princesses, along with Mozart, Goethe, and even Jean Paul Sartre dined here once upon a long ago. Not a bad place to have lunch, right?
My fairly simple, non-pretentious lunch of the spinach ravioli, I think.
My family, by this time, had gone back to Singapore, so I was dining by myself… and a book!
And you see this magnificence right outside the restaurant. Innsbruck is magical.