Shooting Linz

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.

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I was looking forward to Izakaya but sadly the restaurant had to be closed today.. oh well can’t be helped.

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We decided to eat instead some austrian cuisine and ate in Stieglbräu zum Klosterhof.

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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 ;)
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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.

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Lisa having fun in the bamboo tunnel.

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Peeking at the church which is overtaken by the ants.

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Inside the bamboo building it was great to sit in some shade and relax even though the bamboo was not the most comfortable material :)

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A better view of the ants on the church with some lens flare.

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A view on the restaurant we had lunch.

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People enjoying the view.

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Out on the streets again we stumbled over this cute stall selling corn. Oh it smelled delicious!

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Elections for the National Council are soon in Austria and the new NEOS party is distributing flyers. Yes their colour is pink ;)
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Up up to have a nice view over Linz.

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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.

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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 :)