Vienna, home of the music

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Vienna is the capital city of Austria and one of the most famous cities in the world for its musical history.

Some of the most famous persons in classical music history – Mozart, Strauss, Schubert, Beethoven, Haydn, and Brahms all worked in Vienna.

Vienna is also the base of many international organizations such as the United Nations and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site over a decade ago.

Some of the most important sites in Vienna include the Schonbrunn Palace, Sisi Museum, Leopold Museum, Liechtenstein Palace, Military History Museum, and the Castle Belvedere.

The city also has several very important parks such as the Schloss Belvedere which is home to the city’s botanic garden.

Weiner Schnitzel is the national dish of Austria and can be had in Vienna. Also popular is the tafelspitz, sausages, and strudels such as apple strudel.

Some places to try Viennese cuisine include the Le Ciel, Hans Im Gluck, and Mini. Das Schick serves excellent Austrian cuisine.

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Classic Tafelspitz

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Tafelspitz is a classic Austrian dish and is considered the national dish of Austria. It is boiled beef in broth served with horseradish.

To make Tafelspitz you will need 1 round of beef, 750 g beef bones, 3 carrots, 3 turnips/parsnips, 1 small celeriac, 1 onion, 2 bay leaves, 10 peppercorns, 2 juniper berries, salt, and chopped chives for decoration.

To prepare fill a pot with about a gallon of cold water. Wash the bones and boil them in the water. Place the meat, bay leaves, peppercorns, and juniper berries in the water and simmer for about 2 ½ hours.

Split the onion and fry in a pan until dark brown and cut the vegetable into cubes and add the onion to the meat.

Continue to cook until the meat is tender. Remove the meat and strain the soup and the put in the meat again. Slice the meat and arrange on a warm plate. Pour in soup and add salt to taste. Sprinkle with chives.

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