This isn't sausage- in-a-can Vienna


Photographs by Gourmet

A traditional Viennese breakfast of coffee, roll, croissant, jam and butter awaits guests at Cafe Schwarzenberg, one of Vienna’s oldest cafes.

Vienna is a sugar rush kind of city -- so well known for its sweets that there never seems to be enough time to sample all of its tortes and pastries, including the ones named for Mozart, the ones created by Sacher and the ones honoring various eminences of the Austro-Hungarian empire. The good news is that it's possible to steep yourself in Austria's grand food traditions -- Wiener schnitzel, coffee, wine gardens -- and sample more creative offerings on the same visit.

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