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Viennese Taste

Bistros, taverns and cafes are the foundations of Vienna's enticing and varied culture of food. The city serves up a cornucopia of different experiences, from hearty and organic to exotic and ethnic, with dishes from all corners of the earth.

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But what makes dining out in Vienna really special is the ambience and unique venues, whether you choose to dine in the slowly revolving restaurant on the Danube Tower with its breathtaking view, to have a drink in the American Bar designed by famed Art Nouveau architect Adolf Loos or you head for the centuries old Palmenhaus in the Burgarten, the visual and the delicious go hand-in-hand.The MuseumsQuartier, for example, is one of the ten largest cultural quarters in the world. Located at the border of the old city in the former imperial stables, it combines institutions of different art fields, restaurants, cafés and shops in a post-modern ambiance, a combination of baroque buildings and modern architecture.
 
Vienna’s restaurants – ranging from the typical Viennese “Beisl” (tavern) to the gourmet temple - offer the entire spectrum of regional and international delights to please the palate.Viennese cuisine is the only type of cooking in the world that is named after a city!
 
The Viennese coffee house: an oasis for coziness
The Viennese coffee houses are known around the globe for their informal pleasantness, as an oasis of Gemütlichkeit (coziness). Traditional cafés entice with a wide variety of coffee drinks, international newspapers and pastry creations. Since 2011, the traditional Viennese coffee house culture has even belonged to the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. Modern representatives of the genre enrich the tradition with stylish flair.
 
Vienna’s Naschmarkt
You’ll find epicurean delights in every corner of the city on the Danube. Nevertheless, some quarters are especially tempting by offering an enormous variety in a small area. Such is the case with the Naschmarkt. This highly fascinating Viennese market serves up exotic offerings from around the world and boasts of a number of must-visit gastronomical establishments in the market and surrounding streets. The Naschmarkt has developed into a meeting point for young and old. By the way: the Flea Market on Saturday is already a cult event.
 
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