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Dessert storm: How to sink your teeth in Austria's best cakes

The art of high patisserie is alive in Austria and has spread around the world.

You may not know the difference between your Kirschkuppeln and your Maroniherzen, but you've certainly eaten desserts like apple strudel, jam doughnuts (Krapfen) and a variety of what we still call Viennese pastries.

Austria is a country with every region claiming its own dessert: Linz has the Linzertorte, a lattice cake with jam topping; Salzburg its Nockerln, a three-peak, cream-and-butter fluffy souffle served with a fruit sauce; Graz its Apfelschakerl, apple fritters with cinnamon.

Tyrol fries Strauben (twisted dough sticks) and Upper Austria its Griesknoedel (fried semolina dumplings), while Lower Austria indulges in Pafese (plum sandwiches in batter) and Carinthia loves Reindlinge (cinnamon buns filled with raisins).

As for Vienna, every hotel and patisserie worth its sugar has a dessert to its name.

Hotel Sacher with its Sachertorte, Hotel Grand with its Guglhupf and Hotel Imperial with it…

Easter Markets in Austria

Easter in Austria brings out more colours than you could imagine. The various Easter Markets invite you to experience regional traditions under the blanket of the delightful spring sunshine, and a grand selection of concerts fill the evenings with musical delight.

Villach Easter Market / Carinthia

A colorful mix of all kinds of souvenirs and gift items. In addition to traditional Easter handicrafts such as decorative candles, treat yourself to mouth-watering farm products from Carinthia like ham and sausages.

26th March - 4th April 2015, daily 10:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.

More information
Villach-Warmbad / Faaker See / Ossiacher See Tourism
Tel.: +43 (0) 4242/ 42 000,

Easter Market Schönbrunn Palace /Vienna
The Baroque surroundings of Schönbrunn Palace provide the ideal setting for the main Easter Market in Vienna, where seasonal customs, regional culinary titbits and typical traditions come together in a…