Old Town Chocolate Stores, Vienna (Self Guided)

Vienna is famous for its mouth-watering confections. In its specialty shops and boutiques, usually located on the ground floors of historic buildings, you will find the best roasted coffee, high quality chocolates, sweets, wafers, cocoa and, of course, Mozartkugels. Don’t hesitate to visit the wonderful specialty shops in the Old Town featured in this guide.
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Old Town Chocolate Stores Map

Guide Name: Old Town Chocolate Stores
Guide Location: Austria » Vienna (See other walking tours in Vienna)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Author: leticia
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Opern Confiserie

1) Opern Confiserie

Opern Confiserie is another fabulous Viennese confectionery. You will be delighted with the vast range of handmade truffles, chocolates, cakes and pastries, brightly colored fruit gelées, shaped marzipan, Austrian liquors and schnapps, teas and delicious coffees on offer.
Open Hours: Mo to Sa from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM, Su to Su from 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM
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Bonbons Anziger

2) Bonbons Anziger

Out of the many fantastic places to buy chocolate in Vienna, one of the best is Bonbons Anzinger. Making all of their truffles, confectionerie and chocolates by hand, with decorative designs that identitify them as perfect gifts. Delicate with an attractive aroma, these bon bons with boost your day! You can also stop for a hot cocoa and browse the wares, this confectionerie sells chocolates sourced from all over the world. They also make their own sweets and lollies, in so many varieties that the names are actually untranslatable, specialities which until now only Vienna has known. If you simply can't decide they also sell their own handmade Viennese chocolates in specially wrapped variety packs. An individual Mozart Kueglen, the sweet chocolate confectionary famously made for Mozart, can be purchased on its own for a mere 39c. Buy a dozen! Or buy a large octagonal box for €6.49, or an even more interestingly packaged violin shaped box for 7.20€. Bonbons Anzinger is conveniently situated at Tegetthoffstr 7

Business hours: Monday-Friday 8.00 – 18.30, Saturday 9.00-18.00, Sunday 12.00 – 16.00
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Altmann & Kühne

3) Altmann & Kühne

Visitors with a sweet-tooth will be glad to find this shop of tasty souvenirs. Pralines, marzipan, bonbons and other delicious sweet treats of Altmann & Kuhne are delicately packaged in colorful, specially-designed and decorated boxes.
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Manner

4) Manner

Manner is a line of confectionery from the Austrian conglomerate, Josef Manner & Comp AG. The corporation, founded in 1890, produces a wide assortment of confectionery products. These include wafers, long-life confectionery, chocolate-based confectionery, sweets, cocoa and a variety of seasonal products. The company's best-known product are the "Neapolitan wafers", introduced in 1898. They are sold in blocks of ten 47 x 17 x 17 mm hazelnut-cream filled wafers. The hazelnuts were originally imported from the Naples region in Italy, hence the name. The basic recipe has remained unchanged to this day. The company logo is a picture of St Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna. This dates back to the 1890s, when Josef Manner opened his first shop right next to the Cathedral. 
Opening times: Monday to Sunday: 10:00 - 21:00
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Leschanz Schokolade

5) Leschanz Schokolade

Leschanz Schokolade is known locally as the "chocolate king" of Vienna. The originality, high quality and extensive assortments offered here reaffirm its regal name. According to Viennese legend, Mozart always visited this shop during his strolls through the city.
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Demel

6) Demel

Hofzuckerbäckerei Demel, or simply Der Demel, is a famous pastry shop and chocolatier in Vienna. It was founded in 1786 on the Michaelerplatz. In 1857, August Dehne (the son of the founder Ludwig Dehne) gave the company to Christof Demel, who moved the bakery to the Kohlmarkt, where the it is still located today in its original building. The white-aproned waitresses — the Demelinerinnen — address the customers using traditional, polite language, "Haben schon gewählt?" or "Wollen etwas zu sich nehmen, wenn belieben?".The building is located near the Hofburg Palace, and the interior was designed by Portois and Fix in a baroque style. Demel has one additional location in Salzburg. The Vienna site includes a museum with artifacts featuring the history of the Imperial chocolate-making bakery.
Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Xocolat

7) Xocolat

Xocolat is one of Vienna’s best, and first, shops to specialize in chocolate treats. It has a reputation of offering the best quality chocolate in tons of different forms. Customers appreciate the delicious cacao beans, chocolate confections and friendly staff of Xocolat.
Mon to Fri: 10 am to 18.30; Sat: 10-18; Sundays and holidays: 12 to 17.

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Old Town West Walking Tour

Old Town West Walking Tour

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Travel Distance: 3.1 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Old Town South Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
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Travel Distance: 3.6 km
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Josefstadt is the smallest district in Vienna. Most mayors of Vienna have lived here,...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Vienna for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Vienna has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Saving Money with City Passes


To save yourself time and money visiting Vienna's multiple sights, you may want to resort to the so-called city passes, such as the Vienna PASS, Vienna City Card, or Vienna Card. A city pass combines all or multiple Vienna's top highlights, tours and experiences in one prepaid attractions pass, using which you can save incredible amounts on general admission fees as compared to purchasing tickets separately. Often, a city pass also allows you to skip the lines at major attractions, thus saving you precious time.

Staying at Walk-Friendly Hotels


Since you're keen on exploring cities on foot (we assume that you are, and this is why you're here), it is important that you stay at a hotel close to the city's major attractions. It saves you time and energy. Here are a few of Vienna hotels conveniently located for a comfortable stroll: Hotel Kaiserin Elisabeth, Hotel Royal, DO&CO Hotel Vienna.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Vienna, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.

Exploring City on Guided Tours


We have a strong bias towards exploring a city on foot, at your own pace, because this is how you get to see things up close with a maximum freedom. You decide how much time you wish to spend at each attraction and don't have to worry about following a crowd. That said, however, we also understand that some of you may want to go with a guided tour. If that is your case, here are some guided tours to consider. Be ready to fork out a bit of money, though, as a guided tour of Vienna typically costs somewhere between US$20 and US$100 or more per person:

- Board a hop-on hop-off double-decker to admire Vienna's best-known landmarks in comfort from the open top of the bus listening in the headsets to the commentary provided in a variety of languages, and be able to get on and off at any of the stops along the route. The tickets are valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours.

- Pedal your way around Vienna on a 3-hour bike tour to see the city's most spectacular highlights stopping at some of them for a bit of rest, watching the surroundings, and learning interesting facts about the attractions along the way from a knowledgeable group leader.

- Follow an expert guide on a 2.5-hour walking tour of classic Vienna to see the city's greatest landmarks such as the Imperial Palace, Sacher cafe, and St Stephen's Cathedral, plus a number of hidden gems only the locals know about!

- Travel back in time for a glimpse of what the life of the Austrian monarchs was like on a 2-hour tour of their fabulous summer residence and the matching beauty baroque gardens. Feel yourself like a royal, if only for a few hours!

- Follow the trail of Graham Greene's “The Third Man” novel made into a movie in 1949 by Orson Welles, depicting post-WWII spy-ridden Vienna. Explore this fascinating city as it was more than 60 years ago.

- Give yourself away to the sounds of music on a memorable Mozart-filled evening in Vienna attending a combo of the world-renowned Vienna Mozart Orchestra concert and a lavish 3-course dinner at the elegant Bristol restaurant visited, back in the day, by the likes of Theodore Roosevelt and other historic figures.

Day Trips


If you have a full or half day to spare whilst in Vienna, why not use it to explore some of the out-of-town destinations like Salzburg, Melk Abbey and Danube Valley, Wachau Valley, Mauthausen, or Vienna Woods and Mayerling. For as little as circa US$60+ to US$160+ per person you will get a chance to discover the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage sites - harmonious blend of natural and cultural beauty manifested in Austria's medieval towns and countryside, visit Mozart's birthplace and original filming locations of "The Sound of Music" movie, admire picturesque Danube valley with ancient castles, grand monasteries and cute little villages, explore historic locations bearing sometimes grim memories of the past (e.g. the horrors perpetuated by the Nazis) and pay tribute to the Holocaust victims at one of the largest Nazi labor camps during World War II, take a boat trip along the Danube or down to the largest subterranean lake in Europe, and more. For any of these tours you will be picked up either straight from your hotel or a designated place in Vienna and transported by a comfortable air-conditioned coach or private vehicle to the destination of your choice and back again.