Souvenirs from Vienna: what to bring from the Austrian capital?
Vienna is the cultural center of Europe. The city still filled with imperatorial spirit. A trip to Vienna will be an unforgettable adventure for you and of course, you will want to bring a piece of this city from you. Some impressions and photos are not enough. You want to bring something else that awakens at one glance pleasant memories of the time in this wonderful city. And you can't forget about the gifts for friends and relatives.
The chocolate "Milka" and the fridge magnets with the inscription "No kangaroos in Austria" will not surprise anyone today. What is really interesting you can bring with you from the Austrian capital??
1.The sweets "Mozartkugeln".
These are traditional Austrian sweets filled with marzipan. The pastry chef Paul Fürst invented it 100 years after the death of the great composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Incidentally, they are much cheaper in supermarkets than in souvenir shops.
2. The waffles "Manner".
Another traditional Viennese delicacy is delicious waffles with lemon, chocolate or nut filling. You can buy them at the company shop near the Cathedral of St. Stephen.
3. The Sacher cake.
The Sacher cake is definitely one of the symbols of Vienna. This is the chocolate cake, which is prepared according to the recipe of the famous pastry chef Franz Sacher. If the path to your home takes more than several hours, then you cannot take it as a souvenir. But you have to try "Sacher" in Vienna.
4. The Viennese coffee.
In addition to sweets, Vienna is also known for its coffee specialties. The best-known coffee brands in Austria are Julius Meinl and Helmut Sachers. A piece of chocolate cake and a cup of aromatic coffee ... What could be better?
5. The alcoholic drinks.
One of the most famous alcoholic drinks in Austria is the liqueur "Mozart". It is the only chocolate liqueur in the world: milk, creamy or white chocolate.
Schnapps is no less popular alcoholic beverage in Vienna. He is a bit stronger than the "Mozart" liqueur. We recommend paying attention to the traditional apricot schnapps.
The Austrian wines. Only in Austria you can taste and buy an Eiswein. This is a dessert wine made from frozen grapes.
White Riesling is also very popular here.
6. The pumpkin seed oil.
Austrian pumpkin seed oil is known worldwide. It is extremely beneficial to the body. The connoisseurs of the "upscale" kitchen will appreciate this gift.
7. Viennese porcelain.
The Augarten porcelain manufactory executes and paints each product by hand. Such a souvenir costs a bit expensive, but it's worth it.
8. The Tyrolean hat.
If you are looking for a truly Austrian souvenir, you should choose a Tyrolean hat. This is a traditional headdress made of soft felt decorated with a brush or a feather. The history of the Tyrolean hat goes back to the 19th century, but this accessory looks very stylish today.