I am Nina Wildzeisz-Rezner, and I run a guest house in the heart of Vienna city. I am Travel Secrets magazine’s Austria Correspondent.
Sweet Vienna! Viennese cuisine is famous and much loved for its variety of finest pastries, cakes, strudels, pralines and bonbons. If you’re looking for something special to take home, really one is spoilt for choice … May I help you? Well, my favourite gifts are Sacher Torte, Mannerschnitten and Wiener Zuckerl.
Sacher Torte: The Sacher Torte is the most famous cake of Vienna. If you like to impress your mother bring home the original which you only can buy at the legendary Hotel Sacher behind the Vienna State Opera. The fluffy chocolate cake with apricot jam and chocolate glaze is sold in an attractive wooden box. The smallest size costs €23.30.
Mannerschnitten: Everybody in Vienna knows this little, cheap and well-packed sweet snack! Mannerschnitten are legendary nougat waffles in a pink foil bearing the silhouette of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna´s most famous sight. You find a Manner sweet shop right opposite the cathedral itself. But you also get the waffles in every supermarket (a package of 4 waffles costs € 2,20).
Wiener Zuckerl: Wiener Zuckerl translated means “Viennese Candies”. You will not only love the taste of these classic Austrian fruit candies, you will surely also like their vintage style packaging. You get them in every supermarket for only € 1,80.