Wiener Schnitzel, fried veal

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Wiener Schnitzel is recognised as the national dish of Austria. The dish consists of very thinly sliced breaded veal. It is one of the best known of the dishes of the Austrian capital, Vienna.

To make this dish gather together 4 veal cutlets, pounded very thin, scaloppinistyle, salt, freshly ground black pepper, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 2 eggs, beaten, 2 tablespoons water, 2 cups plain, dry bread crumbs, vegetable oil, for frying, and lemon wedges.

To prepare, first dry the veal cutlets and season them with salt and pepper. Place bread crumbs in a bowl and put in flour in 1, eggs and water in two other bowls. Beat the eggs and water together and place each veal cutlet in first the flour the eggs and then bread crumbs. Place each coated veal cutlet onto a platter.

In a skillet, place the vegetable oil, halfway through the skillet and heat over a medium flame.

Place each cutlet into the heated oil and fry. Each cutlet will be thin enough to fry within two minutes on either side. Then remove from the skillet and drain on a paper towel. Serve the cutlets with wedges.

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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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Zagreb Festival coming up

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The Electronic Beats Fall Festival continues with some magnificent stops this year in places such as BudapestHungaryDresdenGermanyVienna,Austria, and PodgoricaMontenegro.

The festival stops in the Croatian capital city of Zagreb on November 8 with four of the biggest names in electro beat music. The festival will be staged atBoogaloo in Zagreb. The Danish group Efterklang, who released the LP Piramada last year, will headline the night’s events with their orchestral pop music.

Also on the line up will be German Deep House DJ and Producer Fritz Kalkbrenner from out of Berlin. Fritz is brother to Paul and he will bring with him a blend of soul, hip-hop, and techno music.

The brothers worked on the music for the film “Berlin Calling” back in 2008. His last single releases were Little by Little and Get A Life from 2012.

The up-and-coming Dena also performs and comes highly recommended with an older groove with a mix of 90’s beat R&B and a more modern groove.

The final act planned for the evening is MS MR from New York City. Electronic Beats stages a series of live concerts, club nights, and festivals across Europe.

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Salzburg, music’s birthplace

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Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria set high in the Alps with an old town renowned for its baroque architecture. The city, which is also known as the birthplace of the famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1997 and was also site of the famous movie musical “The Sound of Music”.

Salzburg boasts many churches and cathedrals in Romanesque and gothicstyles among them the Nonnberg in St. Peter’s Cemetery and the St. George’s Chapel. The city sits on the banks of a river and many of the sites which were used in the movie as well as Mozart’s old house are tourist attractions.

Other places to visit include the historic city centre with its narrow cobblestone streets, theHohensalzburg Castle which is one of the largest in EuropeSalzburg Cathedral, theResidenzgalerie art museum, the Mirabell Palace and Gardens, and Hangar-7, a building owned by Red Bull which hosts a collection of historical planes, helicopters, and Formula Onerace cars.

Salzburg is served by an international airport as well as railways with connections from Munich,ViennaInnsbruck, and Zurich. Food is also important and there are a number of roadside pastries where one can buy Austrian delights such as Wiener schnitzel and apple strudel.

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