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Sweet Vienna Tour: Home of Cakes and Cafe Culture

Product ID: 856
Discover a dessert-lovers’ paradise on this tour of Vienna. Uncover stories and urban legends behind the origins and names of historic pastries and listen closely as guarded secrets of the Austrian capital's coffeehouse culture are revealed.
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Duration: 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the history behind Viennese coffee culture
  • See the most prominent and beautiful coffeehouses in Vienna
  • Get to know the etiquette and characteristics of a Viennese coffeehouse
  • Listen in as the origin stories of delicious pastries are revealed
  • Get tips for the best confectioneries in the city
  • Learn the difference between the “original” and the “real” Sachertorte (Sacher Cake)
  • Hear funny and exciting anecdotes and stories
Full description
Explore the dessert Mecca that is Vienna on this unique culinary tour through the city. Get an overview of the city’s most important dishes, as well traditions that stretch back from the city’s inception right through to the present day. Moreover, secrets of Viennese coffeehouse culture will also be revealed.

With the tales behind the origins and names of pastries as well as anecdotes about the diverse coffeehouse clientele of old and new, you’ll have plenty to chuckle about. But, be warned – some of these urban legends are known to be truer than others. Leave it to your imagination to decide which.

This tour is suited to Viennese locals, first-time visitors, and advanced Vienna buffs. It is especially perfect for all those who have already visited the classic tourist attractions in the city and are ready to get a glimpse behind the scenes.
Includes
  • Guided tour
What’s Not Included
  • Food & beverages
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Stephansplatz, 1010 Vienna - on the south side of the Cathedral by the church model. Can be reached on the U1 and U3 metro lines.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that during the tour you will not visit the interior of any coffeehouses or cafés. Visits are exterior only.

From £218.45 Per group up to 15

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Pleasant if the weather is nice and doesn't include tastings.

When I booked the tour, it was not clear to me that we would NOT be going inside for tastings.i was expecting a historical tour but with stops INSIDE various cafes with small tastings of coffee and something small on the side. For that reason we skipped lunch. Instead we were told that the tour is only about history and we would be outside the whole time. The guide was accommodating and we did go inside and bought our coffee and a snack. Overall the tour is interesting but it's a HISTORY tour NOT cafe tour.

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November 9, 2017

Sweet and different little tour

We really liked the sweet tour which takes place in the old historic center. It gives you an insight into coffee house culture and our guide had a lot of stories about local happenings (when coffee houses where the place to be), which you normally don't get to hear. Nice little tour.

June 1, 2015

It was awesome

Experience Vienna from a completely different side with the unique tour of Wolfgang Auinger. Perfectly selected coffee houses, not always the name, but quality and uniqueness inspired us. We can only recommend it with melange, apple strudel and Wolfgang Auinger. We look forward to further interesting special tours! :) Thank you

January 4, 2015

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Reisegourmet

Product ID: 856