Summer seems to be fading away already and on Saturday I escaped rainy Vienna for sunny and warm Linz.
Sounds like a good deal. Yeah it was! Lisa showed me around her home town and I really enjoyed my short day trip.
I was looking forward to Izakaya but sadly the restaurant had to be closed today.. oh well can’t be helped.
We decided to eat instead some austrian cuisine and ate in Stieglbräu zum Klosterhof.
Lots of meat! That’s why I rarely eat austrian dishes, the portions are too big and it feels unhealthy but once in a while it’s ok. I guess ;)
After food we decided to get rid of those calories and enjoyed the exhibition Höhenrausch were you could climb a tower which felt at least 100 meters high even though it is only about 30 meters but anyway great view over the city. :D
The ants were made by the artist Rafael Gòmezbarros and I don’t know if they had a special meaning but they were a great for pictures.
Lisa having fun in the bamboo tunnel.
Peeking at the church which is overtaken by the ants.
Inside the bamboo building it was great to sit in some shade and relax even though the bamboo was not the most comfortable material :)
A better view of the ants on the church with some lens flare.
A view on the restaurant we had lunch.
People enjoying the view.
Out on the streets again we stumbled over this cute stall selling corn. Oh it smelled delicious!
Elections for the National Council are soon in Austria and the new NEOS party is distributing flyers. Yes their colour is pink ;)
Up up to have a nice view over Linz.
Sinfully delicious. I love Schaumrollen and these were freshly made and divine.
The dough is puff pastry and the filling is egg white with sugar. Very sweet but so yummy!
I could have stuffed my face and tummy with those if I would not have been so stuffed from lunch.
The bakery Jindrak sells amazing cakes since 1929 and their strawberry Kardinalschnitte was so good I ate two of them..
I also bought Esterhazyschnitte for the boyfriend which he loves and which I liked a lot because of its nutty flavour.
Kardinalschnitte is a very fluffy sponge cake with baiser topping and marmelade as filling. It tastes very light but these are far away from being a low calorie dessert so beware ;) Esterhazyschnitte is made up of hazelnut cake with creme and the distinct glaze on top which is a black pattern on white background.
The prices were not bad considering the great quality, the pieces cost around 2,50€.
And oh I would drive to Linz again only for those yummy cakes :)