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Centropa’s Guide to Vienna

In this section we are collecting interesting information and recommendations for you to explore Vienna.

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Taste Vienna

Dishes to try

Wiener Schnitzel

Wiener Schnitzel (German for “Viennese Cutlet”) is the most famous dish to try in Vienna. It’s usually served with a salad made of potatoes and lingonberries.


Kaiserschmarrn (German for: “Emperor’s Mess”) is sort of a shredded pancake that was loved by the famous Austrian emperor Franz Joseph I. It can be served as a meal or dessert in Austria


Tafelspitz (German for: “Tip (of meat) for the table”) is boiled veal or beef in broth, served with a mix of minced apples and horseradish.


Vienna is famous for its pastry. In the picture you can see the most famous Viennese cake, the Sachertorte”. But aside from that, there are literally hundreds of other cakes to try and love.

Suggested restaurants

We recommend booking a table before you visit the restaurant.

Gasthaus Rebhuhn

If you are looking for a real Austrian food experience, we recommend the “Rebuhn Gasthaus” (German for: “Patridge”). It offers a large variety of Austrian dishes.

Berggasse 24, 1090 Wien

Huth Gastwirtschaft

Aside from the “Huth Gastwirtschaft”, which offers Austrian dishes, there is also the “DA MAX Huth”, specialized on grilled food, and the “DA MORITZ Huth”, where you can eat Pizza and Pasta.

Schellinggasse 5, 1010 Wien

Fromme Helene

“Fromme Helene” is German for “devout Helene” and is a very nice location to try out real Austrian cuisine.

Josefstädter Strasse 15/Lange Gasse 33, 1080 Wien


Heuriger is the name given to taverns in Austria at which local winemakers serve their new wine under a special licence in alternate months during the growing season. Nowadays, the taverns are often situated at a distance from the wineyards and offer both food and drinks.

“Heuriger Zimmermann”

Armbrustergasse 5, 1190 Wien

“Heuriger 10er Marie”

Ottakringer Str. 222-224, 1160 Wien

“Weinstube Josefstadt”

Piaristengasse 27, 1080 Wien

“Müllers Heuriger & Weingut”

Cobenzlgasse 39, 1190 Wien


Würstelstand is German for “Sausage Place”. These are small take-away stands that are all over the city. We recommend “Bitzinger Würstelstand Albertina”. Make sure to try the “Käsekrainer”, a bread that is filled with a cheese-filled-sausage.

“Bitzinger Würstelstand Albertina”

Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien

Suggestions for vegetarians and vegans

Swing Kitchen

Swing Kitchen has numerous localities all over Vienna and is specialized on offering vegan burgers.

5 locations in Vienna


“Veggiezz” offers very stylish vegan dishes in a great variety.


Salzgries 5, 1010 Wien


Close to Vienna’s famous Schönbrunn Palace, the “Hollerei” is a great place to try some vegan food.

Hollergasse 9, 1150 Wien

Kosher restaurants

Alef Alef

“Alef-Alef” is the restaurant where many of our Café Centropa events take place and is located right next to the Jewish community of Vienna that you will visit on Friday, the 10th of July.

Seitenstettengasse 2, 1010 Wien

Bohur Tov

The “Bahur Tov” is located on one of the main streets of the 2nd district, where a lot of people from the Viennese Jewish community live.

Taborstrasse 19, 1020 Wien

Shefa Markt Kosher Bakery

The café in a kosher supermarket offers breakfasts and a range of fresh pastries throughout the day.

Heinesstrasse 24-28, 1020 Wien

More kosher restaurants and stores in Vienna

Kosher Restaurants & shops in Vienna

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