Chocolate Tourism in Austria
Details: The only producer of the "Original Salzburger Mozartkugel", a much-copied chocolate and marzipan delicacy that has been manufactured in the same traditional way since 1890.
External reviews: Nerd's Eye View
Type of experience: chocolate cafe
Details: Café Sacher serves the Original Sacher-Torte, a chocolate cake whose secret recipe has been guarded by the hotel since 1832. The Sacher Shop next door offers Sacher-Torte in a wide range of sizes, packed in elegant wooden presentation boxes.
Type of experience: chocolate museum and factory tour
Details: Guided tours of the museum and chocolate factory, including the history of cocoa, historic production machines, works of art made of chocolate, the changing face of packaging over the ages, and an overview of live chocolate production from the visitor balcony above the production hall. The tour is bookended with opportunities to sample Heindl chocolates.
External reviews: Wien International
ELSEWHERE IN AUSTRIA
Type of experience: factory tour
Details: Guided tours of the Zotter chocolate factory, audio tours of the SchokoladeTheater (Chocolate Theater), plus many tasting opportunities. All tours must be booked in advance.
External reviews: Riegersburg | Austrian Times | Österreichologie