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Lovingly called "Haferl," Salzburg's first nightclub opened in 1972 and has seen plenty of legendary parties since. In 2007, the venue was renovated with well-matched modern furnishings and a purplish light scheme, which haven't detracted from the charm of the 600-year-old building. The dance floor fills around midnight and there are two lounge areas for retreat from the house, techno, and pop beats. The crowd is a mixed group of Salzburgers and tourists (with many Germans, thanks to Bavaria's proximity). Drinks from the four amply equipped bars aren't cheap, beginning at €10, but the general mood and attire are less pretentious than the nearby Take 5. Easy parking is available at the Rot-Kreuz-Parkplatz around the corner on Franz-Josef-Kai.