Confectionery on an imperial level – until today: The Demel is considered one of the most famous confectioneries of Vienna. In 1786, Master Demel began to pamper the imperial family – like Empress Sissi himself – as well as nobles and commoners with his sweet creations. Even today, the diverse sweets are hand-poured, shaped and decorated.
Today, the elegant coffee house can be visited in the original Rococo style in the center of Vienna. In the midst of the sumptuous, historic establishment, one feels easily transported back to imperial times. Chocolate and sweets for the home are available in the Demel shop on the ground floor.
Also for weddings and other big occasions, the noble pastry shop is available to its customers with advice and sweet creations.
The Demel Museum
From the end of January to the middle of November, the museum is open every Friday from 10 am to 12 noon. Two Viennese guides guide the visitors through the fascinating world of sugar in the cellar. Interesting and exciting information from the more than 200-year-old family history of the k.u.k sugar confectioner will be explained.
The story of Demel
The traditional confectionery Demel was founded in 1786. The elegant Rococo-style salons, which are still admired today, were set up. Emperor Franz Josef and his wife Elisabeth (“Sissi”) had the sugar confectionery delivered to the Hofburg.
Even after the fall of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy in 1918, the owner of the house, Anna Demel, left the emblem “K. and K. Hofzuckerbäcker” at the shop as well as at the packaging.
Around 1960, thanks to the displays and designs of Baron Federico, the coffee house was refurbished by Berzeviczy-Pallavicini. To this day, numerous candy boxes reflect this turn of the century and workshop motifs. In 2002, the successful Austrian DO & CO group took over the historic family business.
Arrival and location of the confectionery
Address: Kohlmarkt 14, 1010 Vienna
Public accessibility: subway lines U3 (station Herrengasse), U1 (Stephansplatz)
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