Zwack Unicum Heritage Visitors’ Centre, Budapest

Zwack Unicum Heritage Visitors’ Centre, Budapest

What to buy here: Unicum. Bottled in beautiful green bottles, this bitter herbal liqueur is made from over 40 spices, using a recipe that has remained a secret for centuries! Unicum is a beautiful dark, amber color, which it gets from the oak barrels it’s aged in at Zwack’s Budapest factory. Many Hungarians swear by the medicinal properties of this drink, which was originally brewed as a tonic for Emperor Joseph II in 1790. With a history almost as fascinating as its striking taste, Unicum is best bought at the Zwack Unicum Heritage Visitors’ Centre in Budapest. Watch a twenty minute film in English, explore the centuries of history on display and end up in a turn of the century tasting room to try some Unicum for yourself. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll need to stop at the gift shop to buy some of your own. Prices range from $5 for a tiny flask to $115 for a giant bottle, with more moderate options falling between these extremes. The museum and gift shop are located at 26. Soroksari Ut. The museum is open Monday-Friday from 10am-6pm, and the gift shop opens an hour earlier and closes at 6pm.

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Sight Name: Zwack Unicum Heritage Visitors’ Centre
Sight Location: Budapest, Hungary
Sight Type: Shopping
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