Local handicrafts and artisanal items to pick up on your trip
The Augarten Porcelain Manufactory has been creating fine handmade and handpainted porcelain for about 300 years. Selections include dinner, tea, and coffee sets; and vases, lamps, and figurines. First district, Stock-im-Eisen-Platz 3; tel. 43 1 512 14 94. www.augarten.at
For two centuries, the Demel Confectionery has produced handcrafted candy, chocolates, cakes, marmalades, and cookies—all favorites of the Austrian imperial court. First district, Kohlmarkt 14; tel. 43 1 535 17 17-0 www.demel.at
Traditional Chocolate Cake
Sacher Confiserie in Vienna is the place to find the original Sacher-Torte, Austria’s world-famous chocolate cake, whose secret recipe dates back to 1832. The cake comes in four different sizes and is packed in an elegant wooden box that makes it easy to transport. First district, Philharmonikerstrasse 4; tel. 43 1 51 456 0. www.sacher.com
Wein & Co. is a Viennese chain of wine stores with wine bars inside that feature a long list of excellent Austrian vintages. Local wines include whites—Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling, or Weisburgunder—and reds—Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt, or Blauer Portugieser. There’s a shop conveniently located next to the St. Stephen’s Cathedral. First district, Jasomirgottstrasse 3-5; tel. 43 1 535 09 16. www.weinundco.at
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