In the understanding of most people or tourists, a Wiener schnitzel or Schnitzel Wiener style should be as large as possible. Some Viennese also got used to the huge (popularly called “bread rugs”) schnitzel. There is nothing wrong with that. Everyone wants to get as much as possible for their money. Part of the responsibility for this misconception is Schnitzelwirt Figlmüller, who already point out their offer on arrival at Vienna Airport with large billboards. But the city heuriger Figlmüller is no fault, because he calls his offer Figlmüller-Schnitzel.
But because many Viennese also love their original schnitzel, it quickly became the original Wiener Schnitzel. You will, if you wish, get a huge frisbee-like, very thinly tapped square-cut.
In hardly any other city you will discover as much baked goods as in Viennese cuisine. In addition to the Wiener schnitzel also fried chicken, baked meat or cordon bleu. You really do not have to explain to the Viennese how to bread. Incidentally, kitchen technology really means “breadcrumbs” and not, as you would often say, “breading”.
A Wiener schnitzel lives from its simplicity. Any creative phase of a cook is not really desirable, as it would falsify the classic product.
A distinction is made between Wiener Schnitzel (veal) and Wiener Schnitzel (from pork or turkey). Only the veal cutlet from Vienna is also the original “Wiener Schnitzel” and may also be put out on the menu. Of course, there is nothing wrong with a Wiener Schnitzel.
More and more you can see French fries as a side dish to Wiener Schnitzel. Classically, however, parsley apples are served. Potato salad extra is also part of the classic schnitzel. The original Viennese Schnitzel does not include roast potatoes or mashed potatoes, nor croquettes or sauce with which the breadcrumbs become mushy.
It can hardly be answered where there is the really best Viennese schnitzel in Vienna, as there is so much offer. The ambiance and the surroundings are as much part of the perfect enjoyment as are the correct side dishes.
adress: (passage Wollzeile), Wollzeile 5, 1010 Vienna
reachability: U1, U3 station Stephansplatz
opening hours: monday – sunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
from the current menu: Figlmüller-Schnitzel the original since 1905! from pork € 14.90
in addition we recommend: Potatoes bird’s lettuce with Styrian seed oil € 4.70 | Small mixed salad € 4.70
adress: Wollzeile 38, 1010 Vienna
reachability: U3 Station Stubentor
opening hours: daily 11:30 am – 11.15 pm
from the current menu: Original Wiener Schnitzel with potatosalad (from veal) € 21.70
adress: Franz Josefs Kai 2, 1010 Wien, zwischen Marienbrücke und Schwedenbrücke
reachability: U1, U4 Station Schwedenplatz
opening hours: daily from 11:30 am to 02:30 pm (kitchen until 02:00 pm) and 06:00 pm to 02:00 am (kitchen until 11:00 pm)
from the current menu: Wiener Schnitzel, potatoes, cranberries € 23.00