Linzer Torte

The sweet speciality of Linz is the Linzer Torte. A cake with a dough of nuts, usually almonds, and a filling of jam, usually raspberry or red currant, covered by a lattice of dough strips.

The Linzer Torte received its name according to the pastry cook Johann Konrad Vogel who lived from 1796 to 1883. He moved 1822 to Linz and married a pasty cook widow. Johann Konrad Vogel was not the inventor of the Linzer Torte, but he was the one who started the mass production.