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Figlmller Frittaten
Figlmüller Frittaten

The best schnitzel in Vienna is found at the Figlmüller restaurant, which is also the most famous in town. It is located near the Stephansplatz, or Stefan Square. On the menu you will find 9 dishes, but almost all of the customers here order the famous schnitzel, which sells more than 180,000 servings a year.

By the way, note that this is not the standard Viennese schnitzel, because real Viennese schnitzel is made from veal meat and the schnitzel at Figlmüller is made of pork.

At Figlmüller , each individual schnitzel receives the royal treatment. After cutting the meat, it is then flattened with a hammer to make it very thin and as wide as much as possible. You then dip the schnitzel in flour and then salt it, dip in an egg and milk batter, a coat bread crumbs and fry in 3 different pans, each with a different flavors, and this is how it receives its unique Figlmüller flavor..

But it is not only the taste that’s great here, but also the size. The Figlmüller schnitzel has been documented in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest in the world. When prepared, the schnitzel is served to the diner, with a slice of lemon and a small salad served with it, sitting on a separate plate. The reason? - The schnitzel itself covers the entire plate and literally over the edges. Better and bigger here, is really bigger and better...

#What is the History of the Schnitzel - (Courtesy of Eureka)

The schnitzel was born here in Vienna, the capital of Austria. The roots probably come from the Byzantine Empire, and has undergone many variations before it became the famous Vienna Schnitzel known today around the world, the world's first schnitzel.

The roots were based on chicken breasts, the Arabs took the dish and brought it to Europe with the conquest of Spain by the Moors, a Muslin people of North Africa. The Spaniards called it "Stac a la Sevilla". The Italians copied it from there, and from there the recipe was transferred to Vienna and renamed "Viennese Schnitzel" by the cook of a general named Radetzki. In Vienna the meat used change to veal meat, and Figlmüller , like many restaurants and cooks, made it of pork.

The Jews who immigrated from Austria to Israel returned the schnitzel to the original roots of chicken meat, and today the schnitzel is one most loved foods in Israel.

Here is the Process for Preparing their Schnitzel:



Cafe Sacher
Cafe Sacher
#About the Coffee that Invented a Cake

The story behind Cafe Sacher is particularly interesting. It takes place in 1832, when the Austrian Prince Wenzel von Metternich asks his personal chef to invent a special dessert for very important guests who are supposed to arrive. The chef was not feeling well and had to leave for the day. He gave the task to one of his young sous-chefs, a sixteen-year-old boy, Franz Sacher. The young man was not taken aback, and thought openly and creatively. It was the moment when one of the most famous desserts in history, the Sacher Tart, was born.

So what is the Sacher Tart? - Three layers of chocolate sponge cake, between which is apricot jam, coated with velvety chocolate topped with tempting whipped cream.

After 44 years, Sacher's son decided to open Hotel Sacher, which soon became a favorite among the nobility. The cake immediately became part of the cafe's menu and is still served there.

During the years of the famous dessert, Sacher's grandson decided to sell the exclusive recipe of the tart to the prestigious Viennese coffee shop, Demel. This is why even today you can hear the argument over where the original Sacher Tart was sold. In Demal, the location of the used jam is different, it comes under the glaze and not between the layers of sponge. The dispute reached the courtroom, where it was decided that only Cafe Sacher could call the cake, "original Sacher Tart."

Of course you can also find cream cakes, strudels and a variety of other excellent desserts in this cafe, but the statistics prove that the best-selling cake is ... well, you already guessed, Sacher Tart!

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And the Amazing Display of Cakes at the Cafe:

Cafe Central
Cafe Central
#About Vienna’s Intellectual Coffee

Imagine sitting in a cafe where Sigmund Freud and the psychologist Alfred Adler are sitting. From time to time, Theodor Herzl comes in and tells of his visions for a Jewish state, and Lenin and Trotsky sit on a side table and play chess while dreaming of socialism and Marxism in Russia. There was also a man there who was futured for the world’s destruction, called Adolf Hitler.

Cafe Central, opened in 1876, is the place where, at end of the 19th century the Vienna intellectual elite gathered. The design at Cafe Central is prestigious, almost royal, probably because the cafe is located in an ancient palace. Marble columns and arches all around, expensive rugs, dark velvet chairs and crystal chandeliers complement the picture.

Here, half a century later, a group of philosophers, known as the Vienna Circle, will sit in the 1930’s. They were the founders of the school of "logical positivism" in philosophy. This approach argues that experience is the only source of knowledge and will reveal that logical analysis, along with symbolic logic, is the preferred method for solving philosophical problems.

But more about the café and its surroundings. At Cafe Central you will be served excellent coffee, with porcelain dishes placed on a silver tray. Along with the coffee the café offers wonderful desserts of Vienna, along with the excellent cakes and fine creams. Give a chance to the special pancake, Kaiser's dish, served with a variety of Viennese styled coffee.

The hungry will be able to enjoy the Vienna Schnitzel, and other classically delicious Viennese dishes from Vienna. Along with all these, if you like, you can indulge in the local Vienna cafe tradition and read the daily newspapers offered here for diners.

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Cafe Demel
Cafe Demel
#About the Famous Cafe that Serves Divine Apple Strudel

You know what? - Let's not call this place a "cafe," since watching the Marzipan artist creates figures from marzipan and amazing cakes like Demel's Strudel, is an experience that is not ordinary in cafes. This is an artistic institution. End of point.

The Cafe Damel bakery was founded in 1785, when it was bought a century later by Christophe Demel and since then it has been named after him. The pastry shop is located at the edge of Kohlmarkt, Vienna's most expensive street. It has a sun terrace with tables, an inviting Baroque entrance, hanging crystal chandeliers and mirrored wall panels.
Demel boasts the status of “Kaiserlich und Königlich”, which means that it is an official supplier of the empire and the royal family.

To complete the experience, the pastry shop has a glass wall through which diners can see the bakers preparing their excellent strudels and cakes. The coffee will be served here from fancy containers and the chocolate drinks , which we are usually made from the powder, is made from real chocolate.

#How to Prepare the Demel Viennese Strudel?

To this day, the real Viennese strudel is served here to the general public. Its dough is so thin that the pastry chefs say that you have to be able to read a newspaper through the strudel dough for it to be authentic.

When the dough is spread on the table, sprinkle some apples, raisins, almonds, sugar, cinnamon and a little lemon, so that the flavor will balance the taste of the apple. Finally, roll the strudel and put it in the oven.

#About the Cafes in Vienna

Filled with culture and the atmosphere of yesteryear, Vienna's cafes offer a special experience. Here the Viennese spend leisure time or rest during the afternoons, with local newspapers.

The cafés here are very relaxed, which is part of the Viennese culture. Here you can sit for hours and even a whole day reading newspapers and not rushing anywhere, without anyone having a problem with it.

Dozens of coffees types are offered here and you can ask for a guided tour with photos of all the kinds of coffee. In any case, if the waiters asks you if you want "ober" in your coffee, it mean adding whipped cream on top of your coffee.

Alongside with coffee in Vienna, the waiters tend to always serve a glass of water and they will fill it again and again until the customer leaves. They will always be dressed, by the way, in a white shirt and dark trousers, a respectable and meticulous attire that is mandatory in the Viennese cafes.

The design here often conveys the appearance and atmosphere of the past, although over the years of the modern era, some of Vienna's cafes changed the traditional design for a modern, young, elegant and more modern design.

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Everyone Here Bakes the Strudel - Vienna's Famous Apple Pie:


Must eat in Vienna

#About the Plant Nursery that Became a Popular Restaurant in the City

The Palms House (Palmenhaus), located in the center of Vienna near the new Albertina Museum, was built in 1901. Originally it served as a greenhouse for tropical plants and a place to grow butterflies for the Royal Palace. The place was not always flourishing and visited, and for many years it was called "Sleeping Beauty" because the place was neglected and was hard to rise. Only in 1998 began the massive renovation of the greenhouse, which lasted three years.

And it worked. The metal and glass structure quickly became a hot brasserie restaurant, the Palmhouse. It became a hit among tourists and locals. Palm trees and tropical plants are growing throughout the greenhouse, but the heat and humidity of the greenhouse can be tolerated thanks to the air conditioning. They became an integral part of the decor of the cafe and the restaurant, which were built inside the greenhouse and not outside, alongside it.

The restaurant is open for most of the day, but it will be very difficult to get an available table. On rainy days you can watch no less than 250 people huddled under the glass ceiling of the greenhouse. The Palmhouse has become one of Vienna's most popular and lively restaurants and if you can book a place, it will provide you with a few perfect resting hours, especially on the rainy and cold days of winter Vienna. Take a coat!


On Thursdays they play live music, usually jazz ensembles. Enjoy!

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