Demel K.u.K Hofzuckerbäcker


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Demel K.u.K Hofzuckerbäcker

Among the luxury of the Old City, visitors can find a piece of old Vienna: founded in 1786, court confectioner and former imperial patisserie Demel demonstrates the high art of confectionery with its sweet temptations and thrilling window displays. On your way to the regal salons upstairs, spot the showroom bakery and workshop. A must-try is the Anna Demel torte, a delicious mix of cream, chocolate and nougat.


Since 2011, the traditional Viennese coffee house culture has been regarded as part of the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. Legend has it Vienna's café culture had its beginning back in 1683 when a sack of coffee beans was left behind by the retreating Ottomans. In the late 19th and 20th centuries, coffee houses became the go-to places for intellectuals and creatives, including the likes of Sigmund Freud, Gustav Klimt, James Joyce, and Leon Trotsky. Traditional cafes entice visitors with a wide variety of coffee-based specialities, heavenly pastry creations, and a unique cosy and friendly: Austrian gemütlichkeit. If you are in the mood for something more modern, there are hundreds of third-wave coffee places in Vienna.