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Wienerschnitzel in Vienna: My Restaurant Guide

Wienerschnitzel in Vienna: Pichlmaier's Zum Herkner

Where do you get the best Wienerschnitzel in Vienna? In a dedicated German schnitzel restaurant? Or in the neighbourhood tavern that no one in search of ‘der weinersnitchel’ ever heard of? To add local flavour, my Wiener Schnitzel restaurant guide largely reflects where Viennese residents like to go. I think you will love those places, too! Pichlmaiers Zum Herkner Wienerschnitzel …

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Wiener Schnitzel – Best Authentic Wienerschnitzel Recipe

Wiener Schnitzel with lemon

Since the Wiener Schnitzel (or Wienerschnitzel) remains at the epicentre of Viennese cuisine, read its story and best Schnitzel recipes. Essentially, Wienerschnitzel is a thinly hammered and breaded veal or pork cutlet. While chicken schnitzel are good, too, the best Wiener Schnitzel are made from tenderloin pork or leg of veal. Not only must they be four to six millimeters thin, …

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Best Bars In Vienna – Cocktail, American and Jazz Bars

Best bars in Vienna: First Floor Bar

Best Bars in Vienna. To shake up evenings of classical music find out where people of our generation and upwards gather over drinks and live tunes in Wien. In fact, many bars already open in the afternoon, adding an exciting stopover to your sightseeing program. There are so many more great bars out there but this list puts you in …

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Snack Bars Vienna: Where to Find Quality Fast Food from Austria

snack bars Vienna: Leberkas Pepi

Snack Bars Vienna. At our traditional sandwich and snack bars you get quality food from Austria, which is a far cry from mainstream snacks. The basis for most of these snacks is dark Austrian sourdough bread and rolls, soft inside, with a crunchy upper crust. You can delve into crispy breads and fluffy spreads, cheeses on dark bread, and succulent pork …

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Vienna Cooking Classes With Private Dining: Off-Track Local Experience

Vienna Cooking Class with private dining: baking apple strudel

Vienna cooking classes with private dining let you dive into local life, make Viennese friends, and learn about Wiener habits and culture beyond the guide books. In 2018, I joined a cooking class at a local foodie’s home to prepare Wiener Schnitzel and apple strudel. Unlike apple strudel shows for tourists this private cooking class and dining session rolled out typical …

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12 Best Vienna Coffeehouses: My Vienna Café Guide

Best Vienna Coffeehouses: Cafe Frauenhuber

Honestly, you will find a café in Vienna at almost every corner. But which are the best Vienna coffeehouses? Definitely, a great Kaffeehaus  in my home city has its own story, original atmosphere and offer. Some have their own signature cake or coffee speciality.  Use my Vienna café guide below to add the most blissful stopovers to your sightseeing. For …

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Celebrating Thanksgiving in Vienna: Where To Go

Thanksgiving restaurants Vienna: Heuriger Schuebel Auer

Thanksgiving Restaurants Vienna. Where do you celebrate Thanksgiving in Vienna? If you are American you will envisage a large family-style dinner… though it may be just the two you in Wien. Possibly in a rustic place where tables groan under a pile of roast poultry, potatoes, vegetables, pies and bread. While Thanksgiving is not well known in Austria, you will …

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Vienna Wineries – Heuriger Guide And Wine Tastings

Vienna wineries: Buschenschank Wolf

Vienna wineries. Where are the best wineries and wine taverns in Vienna? And what about wine tasting? Few people know that my hometown is the only world city with a notable wine growing industry. Local wineries are a fantastic excuse to venture out of the city centre and into the green outskirts of Grinzing, Neustift, Stammersdorf, and Jedlersdorf. Start from …

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Vienna Restaurant Hofzeile 27: Private Dining

Vienna restaurant Hofzeile 27

One warm April evening, my husband and I sidestepped busy restaurants and went for Vienna restaurant Hofzeile 27. Here is our independent review: The restaurant Hofzeile is an exclusive private dining place that is in the best sense unique. Whether you are a romantic couple in search for an exclusive place to eat, plan a discrete business dinner, want an authentic local experience, …

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Michelin Restaurant Steirereck Vienna: Review

Michelin restaurants Vienna: Steirereck

Michelin Restaurant Steirereck is Austria’s number one gourmet temple for Austrian food. One of two star Michelin restaurants in Vienna, the Steirereck ranks in the first half of S. Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Chef Heinz Reitbauer has earned his reputation for innovative local food creations by rediscovering rare local vegetables like the Beta Sweet Carrot, a purple carrot that is cultivated in the Higher School …

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