Food Tour Vienna - Visit Austria’s capital
Food Tour Vienna – voted the best city in the world
Visit arguably the best city in the world on a Food Tour Vienna. Vienna for the last 7 years has been voted the world’s most liveable city. Several different aspects are taken into consideration, medical care, recreational possibilities, environmental conditions, political, economic, and social climate, education and infrastructural conditions and Vienna keeps acing them all. Why not come and see for yourself on a Food Tour Vienna. Vienna also holds another accolade that is not to be disregarded. Within its city limits Vienna produces significant quantities of wine, the only capital city in the world to do so! The city has over 320 vintners spread over 1,700 acres of vineyards. Popular white wines on offer are Grüner Veltliner, Weißburgunder and Rheinriesling, it is easy to see why the Viennese love their wine. While on the subject of superlatives, Vienna is often dubbed the World’s Capital of Music, for the simple reason that more famous composers have lived in Vienna than any other city in the world. Just a few who have called Vienna home include Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. You’ll be in good company while on your Food Tour Vienna, the former residents are so well regarded their former apartments have been turned into museums.
Food Tour Vienna – Abundant variety
On the Food Tour Vienna you can be sure to taste the full extent of the Viennese cuisine, from the Austrian croissant, the Wiener schnitzel to the enticing lure of the local coffee shops, there is a lot to choose from. The iconic French croissant has its origins in Vienna, based on the Austrian kipferl – this means crescent in German (one of the official languages). It was when Maria Antoinette of Austria married King Louis XVI of France in 1770 that she introduced the French to this longstanding classic pastry. Food Tour Vienna will make sure you feel truly Austrian though. You could be forgiven for thinking you were Italy when you see how passionate the Austrians are about their coffee. Coffee is part of life and their heritage. Viennese coffee houses with origins in the 17th century, were put in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2011. Food Tour Vienna will not only will please your taste buds but also give you a totally new perspective on Vienna.
Food Tour Vienna – New isn’t always better
Food Tour Vienna can show you older can mean better. Vienna is home to the world’s oldest zoo! The origins of the zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn) have been traced back to Emperor Francis I’s menagerie and was founded in 1752. The zoo has more than 750 species including its giant pandas and cubs. More wonderous animals can be found in the interactive Rainforest House and Aquarium and intact Baroque buildings can be found on site. Food Tour Vienna continues this theme in exploring time honoured classic cuisine. Another interesting fact, amongst the many you are bound to learn on your Food Tour Vienna, the snow globe was invented in Austria. In 1900 Erwin Perzy accidently created the snow globe while trying to improve on the light bulb. Perzy added water and semolina flakes in the hope the light would bounce off them and cast a brighter glow – unfortunately that didn’t happen, but the effect was however a beautiful one. In 1905 Perzy started mass production under his own company, Original Vienna Snow Globes and is today still a family run company under his grandson Erwin Perzy III. The company have made customized globes for some very prominent recipients, including Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan. Your food tour Vienna is sure to be a delicious combination of food and culture enjoyed by some of the world’s most prominent figures both present day and historical.