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Eat & drink in Tulln and surroundings

Excellent local inns and restaurants

As Prince Paul said to Baron Raff in Oscar Wilde’s play Vera, or the Nihilists: “Culture depends on cookery.” It is only logical that enjoyable wining and dining is a big part of life in Tulln, Art City. If you venture out on an excursion to the country, you are rewarded with culinary delicacies and top wines from the region.

Gourmets and epicures are sure to get their money’s worth at the inns and restaurants in and around Tulln. Hearty local fair, classic inn and tavern food plus award-winning gourmet dining make Tulln and environs a region where eating-out is a genuine pleasure.

Down-to-earth, simple as that

With the first warm days of spring, a popular Austrian institution makes its appearance once again on Hauptplatz in Tulln and elsewhere in the country: the Schanigarten. This is the local name for outdoor sidewalk seating in front of a restaurant, coffeehouse or other establishment. A well-known Grimm brothers’ tale is “The Magic Table” (“Tischlein deck dich”). The top restaurateurs in Tulln set that table up in the great outdoors to showcase regional specialties: Cabbage and pork from the Tulln Basin, walnuts from nearby Wagram, fruit juices from Traisen Valley, carp raised in the Sitzberg Castle pond and wines from the best and sunniest vineyards of Lower Austria. Many renowned heuriger wine taverns can be found within 20 km. The top inns and restaurants in the region belong to a special association and you should always look for its quality mark: The oval green sign containing the word “NÖ-Wirtshauskultur.”

Steeped in awards, simple as that

And gourmet diners are sure to strike pay dirt in and around Tulln: Restaurants such as Sodoma/Zur Sonne in Tulln as well as "Der Floh" and "Das Wolf" in nearby Langenlebarn have garnered multiple awards. "Zum lustigen Bauern" is a restaurant in the neighboring town of Zeiselmauer. Its chef de cuisine Norbert C. Payr utilizes select products from regional producers in preparing his creative and modern Austrian cuisine. Once a month, the restaurant cooks dishes according to original Ancient Roman recipes. Adventurous gourmets are also encouraged to try out the dîner historique at Restaurant Tulbinger Kogel, the Wein&Fisch Kulinarium at Weingut Haimel and the Succo-Well compositions at Nibelungenhof in Traismauer, an establishment that has also won two toques.