Best Of Austria

FROM SCHNITZELS TO SWAROVSKI JEWELLERY

Austrians love their golden crumbed Schnitzels, they celebrate cosiness in Viennese coffee houses and swoon over the views of the endless local mountain ranges. These impressions will stay with visitors from all over the world from the beginning to the end of their trips. Vienna Airport warmly welcomes its guests from the moment they arrive – with “The Best of Austria”

Great tip for smart travellers:

Purchase souvenirs and gifts for your loved ones at home - all from the comfort of your hotel room. With their practical pre-order service, the Heinemann Duty Free Shops provide the option to order products online in advance. The purchases will then be available for collection in-store on time for your departure.

CULINARY HIGHLIGHTS

They eat Knödel (bacon dumplings) in Tyrol, Nockerl (sweet dumplings) in Salzburg and tender Tafelspitz (boiled beef) in Vienna. Home-comers, high-flyers and globetrotters will find the best Austrian “delicacies” at Vienna Airport – centrally in one place.
Start your gourmet journey with a delicious Schnitzel, a hearty Goulash or Old Viennese Tafelspitz (boiled beef). Hot tip: Restaurant Zugvogel not only serves Austrian classics, but it also offers a breath-taking view. Be sure to make a short stop at Johann's Biereck at Terminal 3. This restaurant serves true Austrian delicacies. Would you like something sweet to say goodbye? A Viennese Sachertorte (chocolate torte) from the iconic confectionery Demel or a fresh Apple Strudel with a cup of cappuccino are best enjoyed in Daily Roast.

Acquired a taste for this? Learn more about the classics of Austrian cuisine and the sweet side of Austria!

SOUVENIRS AND OTHER SWEET SURPRISES

The Viennese Sachertorte (chocolate torte) is a real “export hit”, since it not only stays fresh for a particularly long time in the practical wooden box, but it can also be carried safely and conveniently in hand luggage. The ‘Original’ can be packed away quickly and easily as a sweet reminder at Vienna Airport.

Handy, square-shaped and absolutely iconic – this is the winning formula of Vienna’s Manner wafers, as their size, shape and basic recipe have remained absolutely unchanged since they were invented in 1898. Two packs are eaten by Manner fans worldwide every second, which is equivalent to around 63 million packs every year - and many of these in the Manner Shop directly at Vienna Airport.

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THE EMPRESS'S TEA IN YOUR HAND LUGGAGE

Those who prefer savoury treats will get their money's worth at Senses of Austria. Here you can obtain Handl Tyrol beef sausages, which are made from 100% Tyrolean beef, in addition to many other Austrian classics. You can also find a large range of irresistible gifts in the Heinemann Duty Free Shops. Exquisite Demmers tea blends fill the duty-free shelves next to Mozart cups and Sisi coins, Meinl coffee and stone pine schnapps. Austria nostalgics will also find what they are looking for at Café Franzl. After all, they have Kaiser Franz Joseph Melange, Mozart Premium Blend Coffee and Vienna Tea safely packaged as gifts.

Order in advance with the Heinemann pre-order service

GOLD AND ART UNITED IN FIRE

Are you looking for something special, a keepsake for eternity? Nothing is more timeless than fine jewellery to retain perfect memories - like a precious treasure. This is why Vienna Airport also offers the best the country has to offer in terms of jewellers. The Viennese jewellery label Freywille creates unique pieces of jewellery made from fire enamel and inspired by art and history. In the context of “The Best of Austria” weeks, the jeweller is adding a new special addition to its range: a homage to the famous painter Alphonse Mucha with necklaces in the Papillon series.

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CRYSTAL-CLEAR MEMORIES FOR ETERNITY

Swarovski’s fame and the reputation of this long-standing Austrian company have made it far beyond the peaks of the Tyrolean alps. After all, stars and celebrities adorn themselves with Swarovski crystals at red carpet events all over the world. Vienna Airport therefore offers the last opportunity for an extraordinary gift or a valuable pendant for yourself. This is ultimately a wonderful opportunity to keep the memories of “The Best of Austria” close to your heart.

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