Salzburg: Rock aus at the Rockhouse!

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photograph courtesy of currybet
photograph courtesy of currybet

Our ongoing quest for a “scene” in touristy Salzburg brought us to a music venue in residential Schallmoos, just north of Kapuzinerberg: Rockhouse.

At first we were dorked out the rock of the Kapuzinerberg, to be precise. Giant wire-covered rocks adorned the lawn out front, while the entrance gave way to a cavernous space defined by its craggy walls. Kids festooned with punk studs slouched around tables drinking beer. On the mainstage, a local band was covering System of a Down’s “We’re on Drugs” to a crowd squealing “Innsbruck! Innsbruck!” Guess someone was from Innsbruck.

On the other side of the entrance, techno throbbed in a torpedo-shaped bar crowded with an artsier set.

ARGEKultur this was not—and without a restaurant serving Knödel, it never could be—but at least we’d found another spot where the Salzburg scene lives. Rock out.

Editor’s note: Check out Miranda’s previous post on the rock scene in Salzburg.

About the author

Native New Yorker Miranda fondly recalls family trips to Europe, which featured formative events like spending a night on the roof of an overbooked Greek hotel and sampling the culinary wonders of horse meat. But it was while riding a pony through a patch of wild blueberries in Iceland that she realized she wanted to be an explorer. As an undergrad, Miranda bicycled across the US and lived for several months in Berlin. Nowadays she obsesses over Baltic countries and the plump cream-smothered dumplings to be found there. Fluent in German, she does freelance translation and writes educational material for children.

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