A Spekulatius is a special form of flat, slightly-browned, rectangular biscuit or cookie that typically appears in Viennese shops in great numbers during the Christmas … [Read more...] about Spekulatius biscuits
Viennese food and drink
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It's hard to go far in Vienna around the Advent period and not get offered a Weihnachtskekse: a homemade Christmas biscuit. But what makes them different? See also: … [Read more...] about Christmas biscuits
One of the picture-postcard scenes of Vienna in the Advent period is a group of friends standing round a table at an open market, each clutching a mug of steaming Christmas … [Read more...] about Christmas punch
Maroni (roasted chestnuts) are a popular snack in the Viennese winter, sold on street corners and at markets from the so-called Maronistand. Piping-hot and traditional part … [Read more...] about Roast chestnuts
One of the common delicacies you’ll find at a typical Christmas market and other outdoor events is the Langos (pronounced lan-gosh). Quick summary Giant frisbee-sized … [Read more...] about The Langos
The Manner Schnitten wafers are as much part of Vienna and Austria as the schnitzel or sausage stall. Hazelnut wafers still made in ViennaIconic pink packaging and logoA … [Read more...] about Manner Schnitten