Let us cast a retrospective glance at the history of the house 2, Hagenauerplatz, where you will find most original inn of Austria "Zum Eulenspiegel".
The old part of the city of Salzburg. so very rich in monumental structure, has as well very many old corners, little lanes and proud houses of its patrician families, which really form the very characteristic picture of the city. Let us cast a retrospective glance at the history of the house 2, Hagenauerplatz, where you will find most original inn of Austria "Zum Eulenspiegel".
The fisrt documentation of this house at the townwall between "the little gate and the bathrooms at the "Griess" starts with the year 1414. 1425 the house was known as "Zuengleinhaus". In 1484 it was bought by a beltmaker Hans Atheimer, later by a veilmaker Ludwig Alt.
The tale of EULENSPIEGEL
Who was EULENSPIEGEL? A young man of spirit and wit. He was born in the vicinity of Braunschweig about 1300. And he felt at home in every European country. Wherever he arrived on his wanderings he always wore a multicoloured cap with tinkle bells. He wanted people to take him for a fool. But the symbol of wisdom, and his sceptre - he was a genuine sovereign -, and in the true sense of the word an independent man, - a mirror. This mirror he held up in front of his contemporaries in order that they might know themselves. Often this was only possible through some of his foolish pranks. He performed so many that people began to record them, as for example the famous wood cut on the front piece of the menu card. In 1515 the first book about EULENSPIEGEL'S tricks appeared.