The scenery of our home country Austria is beyond compare. We live in the heart of Europe where we have a spectacular combination of cultural and natural attractions. No matter what time of year, Austria will welcome you with „Schmäh“ and „Gemütlichkeit“.
We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the atmosphere of Austria’s cities and landscapes.
By the way: The voice-over is original footage of Felix Baumgartner’s stratos mission in 2012.
After 2 years (2013-2015) of filming in the whole country, we gathered about 600 time-lapse clips, which is about 5TB of raw footage.
Thomas Pöcksteiner // Peter Jablonowski
Some people have a legitimate reason to feel depressed, but not me. I just woke up one day feeling sad and helpless for absolutely no reason.
It’s disappointing to feel sad for no reason. Sadness can be almost pleasantly indulgent when you have a way to justify it – you can listen to sad music and imagine yourself as the protagonist in a dramatic movie. You can gaze out the window while you’re crying and think “This is so sad. I can’t even believe how sad this whole situation is. I bet even a reenactment of my sadness could bring an entire theater audience to tears.”
Having watched plenty of video footage and read lots of travel articles about Lisbon, the Pastel De Nata would always be mentioned. Having tasted it for the first time in London at Borough Market, I was sad that there was no shop in Vienna. Until now!
A Nata Shop in Vienna opened recently at Landstraße Hauptstraße 65 – 6 B and besides selling yummy and crisp natas and little portugese pie-looking empadas, they offer a delicious hot chocolate which reminds me of liquid chocolate pudding goodness. So good!
Some cinnamon and sugar can be dusted on the natas which I only found out after I ate mine. Oops~
You can check out their Facebook page for more information here.
Have a great weekend 🙂
Bringing back the Boxty , needs to be done. The following is a tasty easy recipe for a tasty starter or main meal depending on your depth of hunger.
Boxty Potato with Poached egg, sautéed Mushroom and Crisped Bacon.
100 g cooked mashed potato
100 g raw grated potato
30 g plain flour
Chopped Herbs ( chive and thyme)
25 g butter
1 poached egg
5-6 sliced mushrooms
2 slices of streaky bacon
Combine the raw potato, cooked potato, flour, herbs, seasoning and herbs together. Mix well to form a dough. Roll out in a long tube and cut into desired portions. Flatten and shape into circles. Preheat a pan and add some oil, brown on both sides and finish in the oven if making thicker Boxty cakes. This may take 8-10 minutes depending on the size .
Top with a soft poached egg, buttered mushrooms and some…
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Third wave coffee is conquering the world, one bean at a time. What the hell is it? Well, it’s when coffee goes artisanal, barista’s are artists frothing and aerating milk to a creamy perfection, and coffee drinkers are connoisseurs.
The wave has hit Vienna in a big way, cheekily lecturing the city with its old and famous coffee culture on what a coffee is supposed to taste like. We hit the streets, drank a thousand coffees (and therefore were briefly admitted to a psych ward when trying to climb Stephansdom) to bring you this list of where to get your third wave coffee in Vienna.