The gastronomic scene in Linz makes it easy to enjoy Linz as a treat for all the senses. Whether an exquisite award-winning restaurant, a no -nonsense Gasthaus, or a fashionable place to be seen dining in – Linz has the right place to suit every taste and every time of day, so that you can celebrate in style or simply enjoy a treat for your taste-buds. But what should you absolutely not miss out on? The “original Linzer Torte”, probably the most well-known cake, made using the world’s oldest recipe. This cake is, incidentally, the most popular souvenir of Linz, and anyone who fancies themselves as a cake-maker can even have a go at making their own cake – a number of shops offer “Schaubacken” (“exhibition baking”).
Upper Austrian cuisine is based on a wealth of traditions and customs. Typical Upper Austrian delicacies such as Schweinsbraten mit Knödel (roast pork with dumplings) and Sauerkraut (pickled cabbage) are two of the local favourites. When it comes to beer, in Upper Austria it is more than just something to quench a thirst it is a longstanding part of the culture, firmly rooted in the traditions of the area. Across the whole region, you will find many breweries with their own unique speciality beers, with something to suit every taste. Most – a fermented apple or pear juice - is considered the national drink of Upper Austria. From mild to muscular, from sweet to crisp, Most is to be found in every conceivable taste option.