The Wachau apricot (Wachauer Marille) is a specialty known and recognized throughout Europe. It is one of the few Austrian products protected as its own brand within the EU. Anyone who has sampled apricots originating from different regions will immediately notice the special traits of the Wachau apricot.
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In the 1930s, the Schmidl Bakery in Dürnstein created a special baked good that is inseparably associated with the Wachau today: the "Wachauer Laberl". Baked in accordance with a secret family recipe the wonderfully light white bread roll tastes as good with jam as it does with ham and a glass of wine.
How the Wachauer laberl came into being
Historical records show that saffron had been grown extensively in Lower Austria from around 1200 well into the 19th century. This tradition was revitalized several years ago. Saffron farmer Bernhard Kaar has been growing saffron again in certain fields for a number of years.
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