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Vienna and Salzburg offer world-class attractions, a great selection of shops and boutiques - and many green oases in the middle of the city. Our tips for the most beautiful picnic spots in the city

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    Burggarten - Vienna

    In the heart of the inner city and surrounded by many tourist attractions such as the Heldenplatz or the Albertina, the Burggarten is popular with both locals and tourists who want to take a break in green surroundings. 

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    Augarten - Vienna

    The secluded Augarten is a popular place for the Viennese to have a picnic. Young families, students with slacklines and senior citizens with dogs all meet here.

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    Prater - Vienna

    The large, wooded park area is best explored by bike. Whether beside the water, in a  meadow or in the woods - the selection of enchanting picnic areas is huge. There are many beautiful places along the marked city hiking trail 9. 

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    Gloriette - Vienna

    In the 160 hectare park you can walk just like they did in the times of the Emperor. A small footpath between the long tree-lined avenues and artfully cut hedges leading up to the Gloriette is rewarded with a magnificent view over the city.

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    Along the banks of the Salzach - Salzburg

    After a long walk you can sit down on the banks of the River Salzach in good company. On a hot day a light breeze will cool you down and the view of the old town and the fortress is terrific.

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    Kapuzinerberg - Salzburg

    With good footwear you can climb up directly from the right side of the old town to the fantastic viewpoints on the Kapuziner hill. After just a few minutes will already find yourselves in the woods. The green lung of the city is a recreational area for visitors and locals alike.

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There are many anecdotes about the famous Austrian “Kaiserschmarren”, a traditional pancake dish. One of them goes as follows: in 1854 the Viennese court pâtissier created a new dish for the wedding of Emperor Franz Joseph I and Elisabeth of Bavaria. But Elisabeth - always thinking about her slim figure - spurned this sweet dish. The Emperor jokingly took Sisi’s plate and said with a smile: "Well then give me the “Schmarren” which our Leopold has created”. The Emperor (the “Kaiser”) enjoyed the taste of this sweet dish so much that it was known ever after as “Kaiserschmarren”.

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