Starbucks has taught us all that there is more than one type of coffee. But it's still a linguistic minefield out there. And the good news is that in Vienna, where coffee … [Read more...] about A coffee glossary for Vienna
Viennese food and drink
For a user-friendly overview of what to eat and drink in Vienna, see here.
This is a special form of flat, slightly-browned, rectangular biscuit or cookie that typically appears in Viennese shops in great numbers during the Christmas period. It's … [Read more...] about Spekulatius biscuits
It's hard to go far in Vienna around Christmas and not get offered a Weihnachtskekse: a homemade Christmas biscuit. In fact, studies show the city actually sinks 2mm in … [Read more...] about Christmas biscuits
One of the picture-postcard scenes of Vienna in the period leading up to Christmas is a group of friends standing round a table at an open market, each clutching a mug of … [Read more...] about Christmas punch
Roasted chestnuts (German: Maroni) are a popular snack in the winter. You'll likely see more than one "Maronistand" if visiting Vienna during the colder months; these are … [Read more...] about Roast chestnuts
One of the common delicacies you’ll find at a typical Christmas market, and often elsewhere, is the Langos (pronounced lan-gosh), typically costing over 2 Euro each. There … [Read more...] about The Langos