Holidays for Food Lovers in Lower Austria
Where Great Food & Drinks Come From
Culinary delights on every corner - Lower Austria is famous for sweet dumplings filled with apricots from the Wachau region (“Marillenknödel”) and gnocchi with poppy seeds from the Waldviertel region (“Mohnnudeln”). Pear cider, fruit spirits and, of course, the iconic wine Grüner Veltliner are fine drinks that you’ll find on every menu.
But Lower Austria has even more on offer than these typical delicacies. Try home-made beer, ice cream made on the farm, healing herbs and more. The farmers in Lower Austria are very creative when it comes to good food! Fancy the perfectly indulgent getaway? Stay in a “bon-vivant room” (“Genießerzimmer”) - a certified holiday offer in Lower Austria.
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For Dessert Lovers & Passionate Cooks
Each of Lower Austria’s regions has its own unique specialities. Apricots in the Wachau region (used in sweet and savoury dishes), dumplings, asparagus in the Marchfeld region or carp in the Waldviertel region - to name but a few. In the northern parts of the province, the local cuisine has blended with the Bohemian cuisine, giving rise to superb dishes such as “Mohnnudeln” (poppy seed gnocchi). The traditional cuisine in Lower Austria is as diverse and creative as the province itself. The recipes reflect the characteristics of each region.
The name “Mostviertel” literally translates to “cider quarter”. And yes, this region is famous for cider and pears. The local cooks let their love of cider shine bright and incorporate their favourite drink also into dishes. Try onion and cider soup, “Mostbraten” (pot roast with cider gravy) or “Mostpudding” (baked pudding topped with cider). A glass of wine with it and some fruit spirit from your holiday destination. Enjoy your meal - and cheers!
Wine from Lower Austria
A Success Story
Lower Austria is the land of vineyards and wine. The complex interplay of climate and geology influences the character and quality of a wine. Thanks to its fantastic location, the province of Lower Austria produces excellent wines. The designation “DAC” is a distinction only awarded to the best wines from Austria and guarantees premium quality.
As the Name Suggests...
“Wine quarter” - the north-east of the province is called like this for a good reason. Almost 14,000 hectares of land are covered with vineyards here, in the Weinviertel region. It’s also home to one of Austria’s most significant grape varieties, the Grüner Veltliner. This dry white wine with its peppery notes has gained worldwide popularity. The north of the region produces more spicy, dry wines whereas the wine-growing areas in the south-east, near the Marchfeld region, are known for “smoother” wines. Stay on a vineyard and get to know more about this elegant drink during a wine tasting. Granite bedrock, loess and clay soil lend the wines from the village of Röschitz and surroundings a particularly elegant and complex character. Spend your holiday on a vineyard and see for yourself! By the way: Despite the fact that the Grüner Veltliner (or “Grooner” as the Americans say) is certainly the number one grape variety grown here, the Weinviertel region also produces finely crafted red wines. You should absolutely try them all!
The Wachau region is not only one of the world’s most beautiful spots. Excellent wine is produced here, in this UNESCO World Heritage area. Famous primarily for white varieties (Grüner Veltliner, Riesling), the wines are known and renowned internationally. And we need to point out one thing: Apart from producing fruit that is turned into a delicious drink, grapevine is also a gorgeous plant! Vineyards, carefully maintained by the winegrowers, are a beautiful sight all year round. Hike or cycle through the vineyards in Lower Austria and see for yourself! You’ll be rewarded with spectacular views.
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Have a Tasty Snack
Wine has a long history of being served as an accompaniment to food. Or vice versa. A hearty snack is served in the traditional wine taverns (called “Buschenschank” or “Heuriger”) - also without meat, if you like. Of course, there’s a number of fine dining restaurants in every region in Lower Austria where you can enjoy indulgent and sophisticated cooking. And in between, you’ll find plenty of traditional restaurants where the cooks prepare simple dishes, often with a creative touch.
What do they all have in common? Whether you’re in a snack bar or a gourmet restaurant, the diversity of locally sourced products on the plate leaves nothing to be desired. Ask your host on the farm for her favourite secret recipe! Perhaps, you’re allowed to peek over her shoulder when she’s preparing a delicious meal.
Does the Mostviertel region only taste like pears? - Not at all! This region has even more on offer than an array of creative dishes made with cider. Examples are sheep milk cheese, trout from the Ybbstal valley or venison from the foothills of the Alps in Lower Austria.
Yes, it’s characteristic of the local cuisine in Lower Austria to make the very best of everything that is produced in the region and during the current season. In the Waldviertel region, potatoes and grey poppy seeds are the basic ingredients for real delicacies. Pumpkin from the Weinviertel region, once poor man’s fare, has found its way to the gourmet restaurants. Plus, it’s extremely healthy.
The local cuisine in Lower Austria is diverse and delicious!
Organic Food at Its Best
Lower Austria is the land of large vegetable fields. Carrots, turnips, potatoes, pumpkins ... every season comes with distinct highlights. A lot of farmers run a farm shop where they sell their fresh produce. Treasure troves of local goodies! Moreover, you can buy home-made treats from the farm you’re staying in: jam, syrup, fruit spirit, meat products and cheeses. On a farm holiday, you can source high-quality food directly from the producer!
Highlight: A lot of organic farmers deliver farm boxes with fruits and vegetables from their fields to your doorstep. If you happen to live in the surroundings, your holiday continues week after week ... with delicious produce from your favourite farmers.
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FARM HOLIDAYS IN LOWER AUSTRIA
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