Taking the Sternbräu as an example, this copiously illustrated volume describes the history of the catering industry in Salzburg through the ages. The authors give an account of moments of glory and disastrous bankruptcies; they tell of dances attended by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and trace the history from the first electric lighting in a Salzburg open-air restaurant in 1888, through the development of the Sternbräu into a major restaurant complex in the 20th century. The occasion for this book was the recent extensive reconstruction and renovation, which took almost two years. Since 1 October 2014 the "Stern", as it is known in Salzburg, is resplendent in its brand-new design.
Gerhard Ammerer: Associate professor, deputy head of the Department of History at Salzburg University; publications on the history of Salzburg and the Habsburg monarchy, including Das Salzburger Mozart-Lexikon (with Rudolph Angermüller, 2005), Das Tomaselli und die Salzburger Kaffeehauskultur seit 1700 (2006), Die Getreidegasse (with Jutta Baumgartner, 2011). Harald Waitzbauer: writer and research associate at the Salzburg Freilichtmuseum; publications on the history of Salzburg, including 500 Jahre Salzburger Stiegl-Bier 1492–1992 (1992), 375 Jahre Augustiner Bräu Kloster Mülln in Salzburg (1996), Zum Wilden Mann. Geschichte eines Salzburger Gasthauses (2009).