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Linzer taart © Österreich Wer - Wolfgang Schardt Linzer taart © Österreich Wer - Wolfgang Schardt

Linz and its Linzer Torte

The "Linzer Torte" is considered the oldest known cake in the world. It was already mentioned by name as early as 1653. Yet who named or invented the cake will always remain a mystery.
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Wiener Schnitzel © Österreich Werbung/Eisenhut Mayer Wiener Schnitzel © Österreich Werbung/Eisenhut Mayer

Wiener Schnitzel… the classic veal dish

A specialty originating from the Italian “costoletta milanese” – a breaded and fried veal escalope. Although not invented in Vienna, the Wiener Schnitzel has long joined St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the giant Ferries wheel as the city’s most famous icons.
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Kaiserschmarrn with apple sauce © SalzburgerLand Tourismus Kaiserschmarrn with apple sauce © SalzburgerLand Tourismus

Kaiserschmarren… a dish fit for an emperor

Be that as it may: the Austrian “Mehlspeisen”, or ‘flour desserts’, have their own magic! The king of all “Schmarren”, the “Kaiserschmarren”, was one of Emperor (Kaiser) Francis Joseph’s favourites after he famously praised the dairyman of a small inn for his culinary prowess where he first tried the chopped, sweetened pancakes.
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Wachauer Marillenknödel © Österreich Werbung/Wolfgang Schardt Wachauer Marillenknödel © Österreich Werbung/Wolfgang Schardt

Wachauer Marillenknödel… fruity filling in a sweet shell

The mild climate and fertile soil of the Wachau Valley not only produce outstanding white wines; they are also perfect for fruit-growing. When the apricots are ripe, this Lower Austrian region becomes a dumpling paradise.
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The delicious Austrian Apfelstrudel (apple strudel) © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Schardt The delicious Austrian Apfelstrudel (apple strudel) © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Schardt

Wiener Apfelstrudel

It is truly one of the best known Austrian desserts – Wiener Apfelstrudel, freshly baked, served with icing sugar and Viennese coffee! Who can resist this classical, mouth-watering dessert!
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Tafelspitz © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Schardt Tafelspitz © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Schardt

Tafelspitz…. the king of the beef dishes

When Viennese talk about ‘beef’, they always mean boiled beef with ‘Tafelspitz’ the king of the beef dishes. No Viennese holiday is complete without tasting this delicious beef dish.
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Sachertorte © Hotel Sacher Sachertorte © Hotel Sacher

Sacher Torte... a bittersweet symphony

Created in 1832 by 16 year old apprentice chef Franz Sacher at the court of Prince Metternich, it must be the most famous chocolate cake in the world today. The recipe for the Original Sacher-Torte is a well-kept secret, known only to confectioners at Hotel Sacher in Vienna.
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Adventmarkt Seefeld, Glühwein © Tirol Werbung/Kresser Günter Adventmarkt Seefeld, Glühwein © Tirol Werbung/Kresser Günter

Glühwein... the perfect winter warmer

The result of the right mixture using red-wine, cinnamon stick, sugar, oranges and cloves is the delicious taste of Glühwein. Glühwein is mostly consumed either at traditional Christmas markets or after a day on the Austrian slopes in one of the cosy mountain huts.
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vanillekipferl © ÖW vanillekipferl © ÖW

Vanillekipferl... the Austrian Christmas cookie

For all those who want to enjoy a little Austrian Christmas atmosphere at home, here is the recipe of the Vanillekipferl (Vanilla Crescents) a delightfully light cookie, with a hint of vanilla.
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Salzburger Nockerl © Österreich Werbung/Schreiber Salzburger Nockerl © Österreich Werbung/Schreiber

Salzburger Nockerl… a “culinary ambassador” from Austria

This light and fluffy dessert may remind some people of Salzburg’s snow capped-mountains - but it is definitely a real treat for gourmets. Legend has it that the famous Salzburg prince archbishop of Raitenau loved his mistress Salome mainly because of her exquisitely fluffy Salzburger Nockerl.
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Marble cake © Österreich Werbung/Bartl Marble cake © Österreich Werbung/Bartl

Marmorgugelhupf... an eyecatcher for the coffee table

The central position of the Marble Gugelhupf Cake in the Austrian cake-and-coffee tradition is unrivalled. Even in these calorie-conscious times, the sweet sins of our grandmothers have lost none of their attraction.
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Fiakergulasch © Österreich Werbung; Foto: Wolfgang Schardt Fiakergulasch © Österreich Werbung; Foto: Wolfgang Schardt

Viennese Goulash... an exquisite delight of the Austrian cuisine

A dietary staple adopted from Hungary during the emperor's day - diced meat and vegetables are put in a stew together. There are dozens of variations, from "gravy goulash" to "fiacre goulash". Find the original recipe for "viennese goulash" here.
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Linzer Torte at Café Landtmann © Österreich Werbung / Trumler Linzer Torte at Café Landtmann © Österreich Werbung / Trumler

Esterházy Torte... the Hungarian dream

This originally Hungarian cream cake, named after Paul III Anton, Prince Esterházy, a wealthy prince and diplomat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is made of fine sponge cake and marvelous butter cream, covered with a white sugar icing. Due to its unique taste, it has become one of the most famous cakes in Europe.
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Find the recipe for the Austrian Carnival Doughnuts here © Oesterreich Werbung/Sonja Burtscher Find the recipe for the Austrian Carnival Doughnuts here © Oesterreich Werbung/Sonja Burtscher

Carnival doughnuts... the traditional dessert for Carnival

For those who want to experience the Viennese Fasching feeling. This delicious dessert is called "Carnival Doughnut" (Faschingskrapfen) because it is most commonly eaten during the carnival season in February.
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