If you visit Austria / Vienna what is THE meal – one should not miss?(Most asked Question about Austria – Vienna)
Well, the most typical and traditional Austrian food you should not miss is – The “Wiener Schnitzel” (even so this was not invented in Vienna)
(pic by kochpott)
This specialty of the Viennese cuisine is a very thin, breaded and pan fried cutlet made from veal – often served with lemon, ketch-up or ligonberry jam and French fries.
Actually it is said that the Austrian Field Marshal Radetzky has imported this culinary highlight from Italy – where a similar dish is called “Costoletta alla Milanese” – but noone really knows if this was the truth.
As long as you have it prepared it in a proper way by some great local restaurants!
For a dessert we recommend you : Apfelstrudel (appel pie)
To check out more on dessert – just have a look at our Afternoon Tea / Coffee & Cake Houses recommendation on this site.
Or click here: Top 6 Coffee/Tea & Cake houses in Vienna
THE best place to enjoy it (beside of all the tourist traps) is eighter one of the “HEURIGEN” (Look the “best of Heurigen” up on a separate article on this site) – or at a very tradition-rich Viennese restaurant called: SCHWEIZERHAUS
The Schweizerhaus (“Swiss-house”—but has nothing to do with Switzerland)
1020 Vienna; Prater 116
Is definitely one of Viennas Icons – which has reached international reputation among those people who love the austrian way of life & cuisine.
Located in the 2nd district on the edge of a large amusement park and next to a green large public area this restaurant is THE place to go for this meal.
Opened in 1868 for 7 days /week and with an area of 3.200m2 for more than 1000 people/seats (don’t let this scare you) – you can enjoy your f.ex. your dinner or lunch in a great “beer- garden” in the cosy atmosphere together with another speciality of their own beer – fresh served from the tap.
For those of you who are more a kind of “food-risk-takers” (without risk – as we say) – go for a “Schweinsstelze” (rost pork knuckle) served with horseradish, mustard and bread and “Krautsalat (coleslaw salat)”
(Pic by schweizerhaus)
If you like this kind of food- you should be on the best place to enjoy this in Vienna. After a busy sight-seeing day – or even with kids who wanted to be entertained in the nearby Prater – this might give you a relaxing “ finishing of your day”
Make sure you make a reservation – it will be quite busy – especially on hot/warm days!
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