The Wiener schnitzel – not only the most famous Austrian meal, but also still the most popular: The Austrians eat 30 (!) schnitzels on average per year, it’s a must at Granny’s on Sunday. But of course, also the tourists have to taste it at least once. The name Wiener Schnitzel has existed since the 19th century but the recipe probably came from Italy to Austria in the 14th or 15th century. The Wiener Schnitzel is originally made with veal, but pork is often used too – what’s better is a matter of taste. The breadcrumb coating consists of flour, breadcrumbs and eggs, after the breading, the schnitzel must be beat before being deep-fried.
If you come to Vienna and want to taste Wiener schnitzel, must visit the Figlmüller. The Figlmüller family has been offering extra crunchy schnitzel in their restaurants for over hundred years. The schnitzel is especially appreciated by tourists and regularly leads to long queues in front of the entrance.
The Wiener schnitzel is really celebrated in the Meissl & Schadn at Schubertring. Under the slogan “Schnitzel Love”, everyone can create his or her individual schnitzel: It’s fried either in lard, clarified butter or vegetable oil, and the guest can also choose the topping. Every schnitzel fan will find the right one here!
In the Restaurant Ofenloch, established 1704, you can taste classical Viennese cuisine and of course also the Wiener schnitzel. In this beautiful restaurant with a local flavour, tourists and locals come together. Leonard Bernstein and José Carreras have already enjoyed their Wiener schnitzel with potatoes here.
An inside tip is the golden-brown schnitzel of the Augustinerkeller Bitzinger. If you want to taste it in a special atmosphere, you’re right at our Culinary Sightseeing. The fresh fried Wiener schnitzel is served directly in the carriage– Sit back and enjoy!
If you’d like to prepare a Wiener schnitzel on your own after this experience, the Augustinerkeller is again the place to go – as our schnitzel workshop takes place there! After a welcome drink, trips and tricks for the preparation and interesting facts about the Wiener schnitzel, you can also taste the schnitzel, of course – together with a glass of Wiener Gemischter Satz, the wine speciality of Vienna.
Wherever you will go for the Wiener schnitzel – this classical Austrian specialty is always worth it. Enjoy your meal!