Hello everybody!! The other day we left you with a doubt to resolve (see Bregenz), were you able to find out which cities we will visit today ?? If you guessed it, very good, if you didn’t, don’t worry, we will tell it! Ah, just some advice for you, make yourself comfortable because there will be a lot to read !!!

Wien is Austria‘s capital, it is World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The city is next to the Danube river. Wien is rich in history (and Christmas markets during the winter haha!). It is considered one of the most visited capitals in the world and is also famous for its high quality of life, think that it comes second in the rank of the most livable cities in the world.

To know more (to eat, what to eat, where to have fun, acculturate …) continue to read.

There is much to discover and to learn, so let’s start now!

TYPICAL FOODS

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The culinary traditions of Wien are a mix of influences from the Bohemian, Hungarian (as we saw in Eisenstadt), Italian and Jewish cuisine.

  • Wiener Schnitzel – veal breaded cutlet and fried. It is the most famous dish of Wien.
  • Tafelspitz – boiled beef in the broth, served with chive sauce, roast potatoes, apple.
  • Gulasch – meat stew with lard, flour, onions, carrots, potatoes and paprika. This dish comes from the Hungarian tradition.
  • Schnittlauchsauce – mayonnaise sauce with chives.
  • Liptauer – cheese cream prepared with paprika, butter, herbs and onions. Great to spread on bread!
  • Rindsuppe – meat beef soup.
  • Grießnockerl – semolina dumplings.
  • Frittatensuppe –  frittata cut into strips and served in a cup of hot broth.
  • Sachertorte – chocolate cake with apricot jam. The most famous sweet of Wien.
  •   Kaiserschmarren – sweet frittata with jam and fruit.
  • Apfelstrudel – cake made of apples, pine nuts, raisins and cinnamon.
  • Topfenstrudel –  a sweet stuffed with quark (cheese that looks like ricotta) and raisins.
  • Palatschinken – a kind of crêpe (see Eisenstadt for recipe).
  • Millirahmstrudel – cake stuffed with sweet bread,raisins and cream, served with hot vanilla sauce.

Mustard is the traditional condiment in Wien.

Wine is served in some pubs know as Heuriger and is often drunk as an aperitif with sparkling water. Grüner Veltliner (white wine) is the most important wine in Wien. Don’t forget the beer (every kind of beer) that is as important as the wine.

In the winter you can eat hot chestnuts and fried potatoes from the street stands but not only, you can also taste Würstelstand, Burenwurst, Bratwurst and Käsekrainer (a kind of sausages,very popular in Wien).

If you like, you can also make a tour at the Naschmarkt, a permanent market for fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, spices … from all over the world.

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WHERE TO EAT (RESTAURANTS/CAFE’..)

  • Schonbrunner Stockl – typical Austrian, Czech, German cuisine.
  • Rosenberger – international , Austrian, European cuisine.
  • Brasserie & Bar Emile – typical French, Austrian, European cuisine.
  • Rauch Juice Bar – bar/cafè also makes juice. Great for a good breakfast.
  • Chilai Landstraße – traditional Austrian, international, European cuisine.
  • VIENNA CLASSIC Café-Restaurant – typical German, Austrian, European, Vegetarian, Vegan, International cuisine.
  • Klara Fruchtsennerei – cafè/American 50s-style restaurant with traditional Austrian European, contemporary cuisine and…. healthy food (for the healthy people of the group).
  • Im Hof Cafe/Bar – bar/ pub with international cuisine.
  • Loca – typical Austrian, international, European cuisine.
  • Gmoakeller – typical German, Austrian, European cuisine.
  • Ribs of Vienna – barbecue and typical Austrian, European, Central European cuisine.
  • Hill Restaurant – barbecue and traditional Austrian, international cuisine.
  • Best Wines Vinothek & Weinbar – plus Austrian cuisine.

A special about pastries and historic cafes in the center of Wien: Demel – pastry, Gerstner – cafe, Hotel Sacher – where you will find a pastry shop, Café Central.

Curiosity: the cafe is consider a place to relax. A place to read the newspaper and enjoy the order. Traditionally, the coffee comes with a glass of water.

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