Austrian food is actually good. If you are in Vienna for a day or two, you would spend most of your time in StephenPlatz and Schonbrunn palace. StephenPlatz is the city centre and the main area for cultural activities too. You would find easily schedules and tickets for Operas( if at all you like that), area around Stephanplatz is called bermuda Triangle, and it has got a whole lot of variety in cuisines to choose from.
If this is your first visit, I would recommend following
1. Schonbrunn palace – 1 day
2. Stephenplatz – late afternoon till late evening
3. Donau Insel island – Europe’s tallest concrete tower with rotating restaurant on the top.
4. Baden – a little far from vienna, 2 hours train journey.
5. Some underground caves, these are amazing, I forgot the name of this place, but its one hell of a good thing.
We went to Silberwirt when we visited Vienna. It’s a little way from the centre (we took the U-Bahn and had to walk a little way) but it was worth the effort.
I had a mashed potato/corned beef dish that was wonderful (but I couldn’t eat it all) and my wife had Wiener Schnitzel – very, very tasty indeed.
The best place to eat schnitzel is definitely
for dinner you have to wait a little for finding place to eat but it is worthy.
Bäckerstraße 6 / 1010 Wien
Tel: +43 1 512 17 60
Fax: +43 1 512 17 60 20
Wollzeile 5 / 1010 Wien
Tel: +43 1 512 61 77
Fax: +43 1 320 30 15
Grinzinger Str. 55 / 1190 Wien
Tel: +43 1 320 42 57
Fax: +43 1 320 72 97
It’s been several years since I’ve been to Austria, so I don’t exactly remember where everything is. But the suggestion about Grinzing is a good one. It’s one of the loveliest neighborhoods of Vienna, I think, and it’s full of the most marvelous little heurigers (that is, wine cafes) where you can get really excellent apfelstrudel.
And don’t miss Demel, an old and wonderful pastry and chocolate shop just inside the Ring (if you go to the link here on 43Places, the map shows where it is).
I highly recommend any gelato from the myriad little gelato stands you’ll find all around the Ring and anywhere else you go in Vienna.
There are quite a lot of foreign restaurants in Vienna, too. I loved the little kebap shops, but those entail quite a bit of meat, so you might not like them so much.
One of the things you must take a look at are the many coffee houses. This is the home of the world famous sacher torte [chocolate gateaux] and other cake delicacies. Not good for the waist line but great as a treat now and then!
We found lots of small cafe’s and restaurants in the artists’ district. One dish we liked was “pefferpot”, which was a rich meat stew with black pepper and cream sauce. Sometimes made from pork, lamb or beef so check it out on the menu.
If you want to visit a coffee house where famous Austrian authors resided, then try Café Bräunerhof (http://www.falter.at/web/bov/detail.php?id=2425) where Thomas Bernhard used to drink coffee. Good apple strudle.
More reliable “Kaffeehaus”-recommendations on http://www.falter.at/web/wwei/empfehlungen.php?topic=1&show=list.
Maybe interesting: Suopito (http://www.suppito.at/), Girardigasse 9
1060 Wien, which offers a variety of 5 elements soups.
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