Holidays for Food Lovers in Upper Austria
A Paradise for Gourmets
You can’t wait to sample the local cuisine? Food lovers are sure to find a tempting array of culinary delights during a farm holiday in Upper Austria. Organic breakfast or half-board, local delicacies and tasty souvenirs from the farm shop. The absolutely best food is locally grown, fresh, does not travel far to get to your plate and does not contain any artificial additives. Don’t be shy and peek over the farmer’s shoulder in the kitchen.On the farm, you’ll get to taste high-quality products that are home-made and grown next door. And that’s why the food here is so delicious!
Culinary Delights from Upper Austria
Calling All Food Lovers!
There’s nothing more iconic on the plates of Upper Austria than the dumpling. It comes with a filling of sweet plums or savoury meat, baked in the oven, fried, boiled or steamed - everything’s possible. Each region has its favourite way of eating dumplings. The most popular savoury side dishes are cabbage and potatoes. A mouth-watering delight for meat lovers: “Bratl in der Rein” - a pork roast with crispy crackling that’s served in a roasting tray alongside with dumplings, potatoes and cabbage. The mountainous Kalkalpen National Park region is famous for a special type of cheese produced in the Schlierbach Abbey and the delectable chocolate made by the confectioner “Bachhalm”. Nature lovers and hikers will love the scrumptious treats that are served in the mountain cabins: “Kasnocken” (a type of fresh pasta with grated cheese), “Topfenstrudel” (sweet strudel with quark), home-made cream cheese or - the all-time favourite - “Kaiserschmarren” (a fluffy pancake that’s split into pieces while frying).
Fancy a dessert? “Linzer Torte” is a classic of Upper Austrian baking tradition and known well beyond the borders of the city after it was named. It’s a form of shortcake with a layer of redcurrant jam, topped with sliced nuts and covered by a lattice of thin short dough stripes. Those with a sweet tooth will be over the moon about “Zaunerstollen”. This chocolatey pastry dates back to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It was invented by a confectioner from Bad Ischl (Salzkammergut region) who was an official Purveyor to the Imperial and Royal Court. “Pofesen” is another sweet treat to die for. This simple dessert is made of sliced bread with a topping of jam, soaked in beaten eggs and milk, then pan fried. Most people know it as “French toast” athough it was not invented in France. Come and join us on the sunny side of life!
Quality & Trust
A land of plenty
Upper Austria - diverse culture, cuisine, natural gems & relaxation
A warm welcome
on our family farms with friendly, genuine and down-to-earth hosts
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Your health is our utmost priority
As Busy as a Bee
In the Farmer’s Garden
Abundant gardens, fertile soils and farmers that are as busy as a bee - these are the prerequisites for a rich harvest. But which delicious food products will you get to taste? Well, that depends on the farm. For example, you’re welcome to help your hosts collect potatoes, harvest fruits and vegetables.
Every season is special. The culinary treats that are served vary throughout the year. But don’t worry: the local cuisine is always bursting with colour. Eggs from free-range hens, healthy milk from cows that graze on the meadows, fresh goat or sheep milk cheese or sweet honey produced by the busy bees. Stroll through the snack garden next to the farmhouse and pick sweet berries. Right in the centre of the farmer’s garden: the raised bed with an abundance of fragrant herbs. Help yourself! Mmh, the pleasant scent of thyme hangs in the air!
Enjoy Great Food and Drinks on the Farm
Breakfast or Half-Board?
Many of our family farms also run a snack bar, cider tavern, wine tavern or even a restaurant. Here, you can indulge in culinary delights from the farm ... all day long. There’s no need to walk or drive to the next town. Would you like to take a break from cooking during your holiday? Choose a farm that offers half-board: start your day with a substantial breakfast and enjoy a delicious dinner. Your hosts will be happy to serve vegetarian or vegan meals. Please tell them your preferences before your arrival!
A Good Start for a Good Day
Locally Grown and Sustainable: An Organic Breakfast
Rise and shine with a delicious breakfast that helps you boost your energy levels! Do you care about locally grown and high-quality food? If the answer is yes, we recommend you to spend your holiday on one of our farms that offer an all-natural organic breakfast. Choose from 21 organic farms in Upper Austria that serve 100% organic produce for breakfast, most of it being locally grown and home-grown. Have a look at the breakfast table and marvel at the variety of food products that grows on our soils. You’ll be amazed! Products that can’t be cultivated in Austria (e.g. coffee or cocoa) must be certified organic goods.
Sourdough bread with a crispy crust, delicious cheese, hearty salami, creamy yoghurt and butter, fresh apple and carrot juice and vegetables from the farmer’s garden. Innovative farmers also produce very special delicacies in Upper Austria: flax seed oil and fresh berries, hazelnuts and honey, mountain herbs and rolled oats, vegan spreads and tofu. A paradise for food lovers!
Delicious Refreshments, 100% Locally Made
How about a refreshment? Have a glass of cider! After all, this is the locals’ favourite drink. Upper Austria is know for its production of high-quality cider. The Mühlviertel and Innviertel-Hausruckwald regions are home to many cider experts (also called “pommeliers”) and local breweries of all sizes. They produce fine drinks of the highest quality. You should also try some home-made herb-infused syrup or fruit juice. “Schnaps” is a great after dinner favourite. A lot of farmers produce fruit spirits and brandy using only fresh fruit from their traditional orchards. Would you like to see how that works? You’re welcome to peek over the farmer’s shoulder and learn more about the art of distilling fruit spirits.
Culinary Delights All Year Long
It’s Always Time for Good Food
There are special delicacies that you can only taste at a certain time of the year. Let us tell you more about historical traditions, cultural events and unique foods in Upper Austria. Fried dough pastry ("Krapfen") during carnival, elderflowers in summer, apples and plums from the traditional orchard in autumn. And in winter? Try pickled, canned and fermented products such as sauerkraut, pickled cucumbers, beetroot and much more. Let your imagination run wild! And of course, everything's home-made.
Culinary Delights to Take Home
Farms with a Shop
A farm is the best place to be for food lovers. Take home culinary delights on our farms with a farm shop. A lot of farmers sell their locally grown and home-made produce. Can you think of a better souvenir for your friends and family? We can’t. Back home, you can make someone happy with an especially delicious gift. ...or indulge in culinary delights and think back of your farm holiday in Upper Austria. With a smile.
A holiday for food lovers in Upper Austria leaves nothing to be desired!