Heurigen – tradition you HAVE to experience
Two weeks ago I didn’t know anything about Heurigen and look at me now – I am writing an article to recommend it. It was just love from first sight! I am person who definitely loves “dolce vita” and I can say that the Heurigen is the Austrian version of this concept. In general this is lovely outdoor restaurant located in between vineyards, serving amazing local dishes and self produced wine. In Google you can find a lot of options but the best thing is still to get tips from the locals.
We were invited on a birthday party in Heurigen Hirt. There is a short way straight to the place but we prefer walking for like 1 hour through the vineyards. We took U4 to Spitalau and then the tram D to Nussdorf. It’s a small ex-village, nowadays Vienna district. The atmosphere over there is relaxed, the air is fresh and birds are singing. The road through the vineyards towards Heurigen is flat and easy for walking. All of the Heurigens are famous with delicious food they are serving so it’s very good for your body to get walk before and after it.
On your way through the vineyards you can see one part which is the celebrity dedicated one. A lot of famous people came here and left their blessings and good thoughts to the grapes.
Heurigen Hirt is located on very nice spot with stunning view to the city. You can order different type of red and white wine locally produced. The food list is short but more than satisfying. Both meat and vegetarian options. We tried the grilled vegetables, filled potato, bread and one very interesting soft cheese. You have to be careful, the prices are quite high but it’s worthy at least for once to try this experience – Heurigen visit!