Summer 2015 in the city of Vienna: Open Air Cinemas

Every summer in Vienna, numerous open-air cinemas show films on a wide range of topics. Admission is free of charge at the Musical Film Festival at City Hall, the “Cinema under the Stars” on Karlsplatz and at the wandering “Volxkino”. Original versions with English or German subtitles can often be seen. Read more

Summer 2015 in the city of Vienna: Music

Music Film Festival on City Hall Square

From 4 July to 6 September, Vienna’s City Hall Square is a pulsating meeting point for night owls who like to combine culture with dining out. Delicious dishes and music films from opera to pop guarantee perfect summer evenings – with free admission every day. The Music Film Festival on City Hall Square is one of the most enticing offers in Vienna during the summer. Something to suit every taste is also offered by the international leading gastronomers on site as well as by the music film program which covers every genre and is shown on the giant open-air screen. Read more

Summer 2015 in the city of Vienna: Bars, Restaurants, and Nightlife

Summer in Vienna is best enjoyed in the open air. Numerous bars and restaurants – above all on the Danube Canal – offer the perfect place to chill out, and shorten the warm summer nights.

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News Hungarian Gastronomy

Hungarian gastronomy

During the nation’s colourful history Hungarian cuisine was influenced by many ethnic gastronomies. The first people to live in present-day Hungary were nomads called the Magyars, to whom Hungary’s national dish, the meat stew called goulash, can be connected. Dried cubes of meat were put under the saddles which they cooked with onions, and some water was added to make it a stew. The reign of King Matthias (1458–90), through his Italian wife, Queen Beatrice, brought Italian cooking to Hungary. When the Turks invaded Hungary in the 16th century, they brought their cooking customs with them as well. Among many others, these included the use of paprika as spice. When the Habsburg monarchy gained control over Hungary, German and Austrian cooking styles influenced Hungarian eating habits. During this period, Hungary became famous for its cakes and pastries.

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