TIP: Have a Coffee at Sacher, 100 meters from your German course
You will find the best places in Vienna around your German course at DeutschAkademie. Lunchtime menus are offered in almost all restaurants, are mostly very good value, and invite you on a culinary adventure in Viennese cuisine. Cuisine in Vienna is a mixture of Austrian specialities and those from the former countries of the imperial monarchy.
Breakfast in Vienna
Have a good breakfast before your German Course: A typical breakfast in Vienna consists of coffee, a bread roll, a croissant, butter, jam and a soft-boiled egg.
There is wide range of coffee varieties, and it is especially “Viennese” to order a “Mélange”. This consists of half each of espresso and milk. It is served with a glass of water. Close to your German Course you will find the Sacher, the Sirk and many typical other places.
Viennese cuisine has a wide variety of soups. The particularly well-known and popular goulash soup will even get you over a major hunger. Other typical Viennese soups are Fritattensuppe (with strips of fried egg) and Griessnockerlsuppe (with semolina).
Main dishes in Vienna
The most famous Viennese main dish is the Wiener Schnitzel. As a side dish, potato salad is generally served. A slice of lemon or cranberry sauce is also indispensable.
Other typical main courses in Vienna are boiled beef topside, goulash or roast pork. Typical Austrian side dishes for roast pork are sauerkraut and dumplings.
Sweet flour dishes. Enjoy the world-famous Sacher Torte!
Flour dishes are served in Austria as dessert, but can also be offered as a main course, for example Kaiserschmarrn. Desserts worth recommending are apple strudel and the many delicious tortes: the Linzer Torte or the world-famous Sacher Torte. You will find it a few meters from your German course at DeutschAkademie. In Vienna, flour dishes like doughnuts or Topfengolatschen (cheesecake squares) are more often eaten for breakfast or between meals.
There is wide selection of beers, as well as red and white wines. A classical Austrian white wine is the “Grüner Veltliner”; a classical Austrian red wine is Zweigelt. In summer it is popular in Vienna to drink a “Gspritzen”. this consists of an eighth of a litre of white wine and an eighth of a litre of soda water.
A little tip for beer drinkers:
To order a small beer (0.3 litre) in Viennese, ask for a “Seiterl”.
Coffee houses in Vienna: Enjoy Vienna after your German course
In Vienna restaurants which are not cocktail bars, coffee houses, Heurige or Schanigärten are called Beisl. You will find many of them close to your German course at DeutschAkademie in Vienna.
Among Heurige people distinguish between those in the area around Vienna and Grinzing and the city Heurige (You could go to Figlmüller in the first district of Vienna like your German course). Here it is mainly wine that is offered-originally and even exclusively fresh wine from the current year. The city Heurige are open the whole year. Most Heurige in the area around Vienna and Grinzing are closed in the winter months.
Schanigarten is what Viennese call the terraces of the Beiseln. Many of the students of DeutschAkademie like to sit on these terraces after their German course..
A typical Viennese fast-food eatery is the Würstelstand. The Würstelstand is a snack bar that usually doesn’t open until midday, often even later, but offers sausage variations from hot dogs to “Käsekrainer” long into the night. The Würstelstand is especially popular with young people at night. Or you could go to the next Würstelstand during a break of your German course.