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Austrian Cuisine

Delicious traditional meals and desserts like Kaiserschmarren, Schnitzel and Tafelspitz can be found almost everywhere in Austria. Recreate your favourite dishes at home with our step-by-step recipes.

Favourite Austrian recipes

Vanillekipferl--oesterreich-Werbung-Fotograf-allOver-PBA © © Österreich Werbung, Fotograf: allOver/PBA Vanillekipferl--oesterreich-Werbung-Fotograf-allOver-PBA © © Österreich Werbung, Fotograf: allOver/PBA

Vanillekipferl

Enjoy an Austrian Christmas atmosphere at home with this wonderfully light cookie.
Recipe
Glühwein at Seefeld Christmas market © Tirol Werbung / Kresser Günter Glühwein at Seefeld Christmas market © Tirol Werbung / Kresser Günter

Glühwein

Particularly enjoyed at traditional Christmas Markets or after a day on the slopes in a hut.
Glühwein Recipe
Linzer Torte © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Schardt Linzer Torte © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Schardt

Linzer Torte

The oldest known cake in the world, yet who named or invented it is a mystery.
Recipe
Sacher Torte © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Schardt Sacher Torte © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Schardt

Sachertorte

Created in 1832, this must be the most famous chocolate cake in the world today.
Recipe
Austrian Pancakes © Österreich Werbung / Eisenhut & Mayer Austrian Pancakes © Österreich Werbung / Eisenhut & Mayer

Palatschinken - Austrian Pancakes

Enjoy Austria's version of pancakes with sweet and savoury fillings, or in soups.
Recipe
Zwei Gläser dampfend heisser Tee  © Österreich Werbung / Niederstrasser Zwei Gläser dampfend heisser Tee © Österreich Werbung / Niederstrasser

Jägertee

This popular après-ski concoction will not fail to warm you on the slopes or at home.
Recipe
Kaernten-Rodach-Reindling © Kärnten Werbung Kaernten-Rodach-Reindling © Kärnten Werbung

Reindling Easter cake

Originally an Easter treat in Carinthia, but delicious at any time of the year.
Recipe
The delicious Austrian Apfelstrudel (apple strudel) © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Schardt The delicious Austrian Apfelstrudel (apple strudel) © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Schardt

Wiener Apfelstrudel

Delicious served with icing sugar and Viennese coffee.
Recipe
Viennese Tafelspitz - another delicious Austria meal © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Schardt Viennese Tafelspitz - another delicious Austria meal © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Schardt

Tafelspitz

Boiled veal, or Tafelspitz, is the king of the beef dishes in Vienna.
Recipe
Wachauer Marillenknödel © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Schardt Wachauer Marillenknödel © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Schardt

Wachauer Marillenknödel

These apricot dumplings are from the Lower Austrian Wachau Valley.
Recipe
Kärntner Kasnudeln © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Schardt Kärntner Kasnudeln © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Schardt

Kärntner Kasnudeln

These cheese noodles from Carinthia taste delicious drizzled with butter.
Recipe
Bettelwurfhütte Hall © Tirol Werbung / Sandbichler Peter Bettelwurfhütte Hall © Tirol Werbung / Sandbichler Peter

Tiroler Gröstl

This bacon, onion and potato fry-up is a real Alpine filler.
Recipe
Kaiserschmarren © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Schardt Kaiserschmarren © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Schardt

Kaiserschmarren

These chopped pancakes are not only a long-running favourite in Austria.
Recipe
The traditional Wiener Schnitzel © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Schardt The traditional Wiener Schnitzel © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Schardt

Wiener Schnitzel

The eponymous breaded and fried veal escalope wasn't actually invented in Vienna.  
Recipe
Styrian Pot Roast © Steiermark Tourismus Styrian Pot Roast © Steiermark Tourismus

Styrian Pot Roast

A favourite from Styria and delicious with grated apple and horseradish.
Recipe
Salzburger Nockerl © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Salzburger Nockerl © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

Salzburger Nockerl

This light and fluffy dessert is definitely a real treat for gourmets.
Recipe
Prügeltorte Cake © Österreich Werbung / Spiess Prügeltorte Cake © Österreich Werbung / Spiess

The Prügeltorte Cake

Queen Elisabeth was served this "royal" cake when she visited Tirol!
Recipe
A typical Austrian meal - Käsespätzle © Österreich Werbung / Eisenhut Mayer A typical Austrian meal - Käsespätzle © Österreich Werbung / Eisenhut Mayer

Käsespätzle

Macaroni & cheese à la Austria!
Recipe

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