Food and Drink - Vienna

Last Updated: 7th Jun 2012

<p><img src="" class="rightwise" title="sacher torte, vienna" alt="sacher torte, vienna" /></p> <p>Although <a href="/contikipedia/articles/austria">Austria</a> is famous for schnitzel and schnaps this is only the surface of what the capital of <a href="/contikipedia/articles/vienna">Vienna</a> has to offer the traveling connoisseur.</p> <h2>Cafes and Coffee Houses</h2> <p>Viennese coffee house culture is famous the world over. Sit back and relax in a street side cafe or maybe take the time to search out one of opulent rooms of some of the city’s more classy establishments.</p> <h2>Strudel and Sachertorte</h2> <p>Coffee however is just the beginning with a delectable variety of authentic Austrian strudel, pastries and cakes available, the least of which is the famous &#8216;sachertorte&#8217; chocolate cake.</p> <h3>Schnaps</h3> <p>One thing the Austrians take very seriously is their schnaps. Liquors are distilled from almost anything the Austrians can get their hands on to produce a myriad of tastes from the sweet and creamy to the herbal and bitter. Most Contiki tours visiting Vienna offer an excursion to the <a href="/contikipedia/articles/schnaps-museum-vienna">Old Vienna Schaps Museum</a> giving you the chance to learn a little about one of Austria&#8217;s most famous exports, and more importantly, sample some of the finest <a href="/contikipedia/articles/schnaps">schnaps</a> in the country.</p> <p>More about <a href="/contikipedia/articles/food-and-drink-austria">Austrian food and drink</a>.</p>