The Stiegl Brauerei is the largest private brewery and the second largest brewing company in Austria. The history of the brewery goes back to the famous year of 1492. The name “Stiegl” itself means “steps” because the brewery was founded as the “Prew bey der Stiegen” meaning “Brewery by the staircase”. Originally located in the city center next to the small river, the brewers had to go down to the river over a few steps (Stiege in German) to get the water for the brewing process. Today, Stiegl is one of Salzburg’s top attractions and uses the latest brewing technology to create a large selection of outstanding beers brewed in compliance with the Purity Law of 1516 using only the finest ingredients comprised of water, hops and malt.