All that sightseeing can work up your appetite, the most popular dish in Austria is the weiner schnitzel, traditionally made from veal it’s a standard dish from all over the country.
If you’re heading to the snow-capped mountain and lake sides, Brettljause – a tasty platter of cheeses, cold cuts, picked vegetables and bread baskets – is another must. You might be surprised to find Kebab shops on every other street corner, despite originating thousands of miles away, it seems Austrians can’t get enough of the takeaway favourite either.
Now onto the good stuff, dessert! Palatschiken is a tasty sweet made up of pancakes or crepes stuffed with apricot jam and rolled with scoops of vanilla ice cream on top. Famous all over the world is the legendary apple strudel, indulge in thin pastry sheets, apple and hot vanilla sauce, tasty.
Your tastebuds aren’t finished yet because not only is Austrian wine and beer a favourite among holidaymakers, Strum and Most in particular are drinks you should sample. Both at different stages of the wine making process that lies between the grape juice and wine, you’ll be taking them home as souvenirs. It’s worth noting Strum is only available in September and tastes extremely sweet and Most, in comparison, is a sour tasting wine.
Step back in time
Austria still lives and breathes its historic past. You’ll find this when your exploring museums, old fortresses and talking to the locals. Known as the Austrian Empire due to its Roman associations, when you explore the Fortress of Hohensalzburg and Mirabell Palace you’ll come across ancient ruins and fascinating architecture.
Of course, there are plenty of natural wonders to be explored too. Featuring an underground ice cave, Eisriesenwelt also known as the Palace of Ice and in the heart of the Salzkammergut lies one peak called Schafberg which boasts incredible views overlooking the Wolfgangsee Lake.
Home of the Winter Olympics twice and fondly referred to as the winter sports capital of Europe, this snowy wonderland is well worth a visit. After you’re done falling head over heels for the quaint towns of Austria, grab your skiing gear and hit the slopes.