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Vienna’s food is a reflection of its history as a multicultural melting point. A quick snack, a sumptuous dinner, international cuisine or a visit to a traditional “Heuriger” – whatever it is, you will find it in Vienna! Here are some of our favourites.
You should definitely try these culinary highlights in Vienna
The Austrian capital is located in the heart of Europe and is therefore exposed to many culinary influences from Turkey to Italy and Germany. Whether in a café, restaurant or at the market – discover the culinary highlights of Vienna.
Wiener Melange und Verlängerter
Wenn Sie die Wiener Kaffeehäuser besuchen, kommen Sie an den beliebten Kaffeespezialitäten natürlich nicht vorbei. Enjoy a Viennese Melange – an espresso with hot milk and foam, or a Americano – a dark espresso stretched with hot water.
A must for chocolate lovers! The Sacher cake consists ofa chocolate dough filled with apricot jam (apricot jam) and covered with a delicious chocolate glaze. Only the Sacher family knows the original recipe – but there are many imitators. Sacher are also a popular culinary souvenir from a vacation in Vienna.
Another sweet culinary highlight is the Viennese apple strudel. In every café you will find the Austrian national dish – similar to the croissant in Paris. The thin and crispy puff pastry envelops the cinnamon-soft filling with fragrant apples – to which is added vanilla sauce and powdered sugar. A poem!
Whether as a dessert or sweet main course – the Kaiserschmarrn is on everyone’s lips. It is said to have been first served to Empress Sisi in the 19th century. The “torn” pancake is traditionally served with powdered sugar, applesauce or plum roast and sometimes raisins.
Wiener Schnitzel mit Erdäpfeln
Another culinary tourist attraction far beyond Austria’s borders is the Wiener Schnitzel. Crispy is prepared wafer-thin veal, breaded with breadcrumbs and fried in clarified butter. This is usually served with potato salad (Erdäpfelsalat) or parsley potatoes (Petersilerdäpfeln) and green salad.
Tafelspitz mit Merrettichsoße
A popular Sunday meal in Vienna includes beef Tafelspitz with horseradish sauce. The dish became famous thanks to Emperor Franz Josef, who brought Tafelspitz to the imperial table, usually in combination with cabbage or kohlrabi, onions and bread, and carried the trend on to the upper middle classes.
International culinary delights at Vienna’s Naschmarkt & Kutschkermarkt markets
If you want to discover international culinary delights in Vienna in addition to Austrian cuisine, you should take a trip to the Vienna Naschmarkt. Over 120 stalls and eateries offer a huge selection of culinary highlights from all over the world.
For those who prefer something a little more contemplative, take a look at the Kutschkermarkt – here 18 market stalls with fine delicacies and fresh food from regional farmers await visitors.
Delicious start to the Vienna vacation
Experience the Austrian culinary capital in our comfortable hotel The Harmonie Vienna. In the middle of the beautiful Servitenviertel, the former theater house offers French chic, cozy rooms & suites, and a rich breakfast buffet with a large selection of organic and vegan products.