Are you planning to return home after spending your holidays in Vienna? Then you must have surely thought of carrying along with you souvenirs for your family and friends, or it may even be that want something as a special remembrance to cherish you memorable Vienna sojourn. Then, why not visit the specialty shops to buy your desired items and memorabilia. Here are some of the famous specialty shops in Austria’s capital city that you shouldn’t miss visiting in any case.
Bonbons has been in the candy and chocolate business in Vienna for the past 70 years now. Here you can find everything from chocolate to cake décor. Visiting the shop is a pure joy in itself. You will be elated to buy nut-studded barks, the pralines and dipped fruit like orange peel encased in white chocolate, which are painstakingly created by local artisans. The Bonbons is the flag bearer or Vienna’s fabled tradition of heavenly sweetness. Visit Bonbons at Neubaugasse 18/2. Call them on 43-1-523-6360 or visit their website at //bonbons-neubaugasse.at/.
Swarovski, the Tyrolean crystal manufacturer, has ever since December 2009 attracted the people with its wide range of products such as those in the areas of optics, design, accessories, fashion, jewelry, and even world-famous figurines. Swarovski has become famous on the similar lines as those in Shanghai, New York and London. It is a veritable paradise for the lovers of handicrafts. Vienna’s Swarovski flagship store is undoubtedly a must-visit place for art aficionados and all the fans of this popular brand. Visit Swarovski can be visited at Kaentnerstrasse 8. You may also Call on 1-512-9032-33 or visit their website at //www.swarovski.com/.
The Österreichische Werkstätten or Austrian Arts owes its existence to its founder Josef Hoffmann. With over a century-old history, this popular place in Vienna is renowned for selling a wide range of products from the regional handicrafts to the art nouveau, as well as modern and new Austrian design. The three-story Austrian Arts shop is also home to a gallery devoted to the timeless art nouveau creations. It’s a must-visit place for art lovers in Vienna. Visit Austrian Arts at Kärntnerstraße 6. Call them on 43 1 512 24 18 or visit their website at //www.austrianarts.com/.
Waldun Wiese is a family-run business in Vienna entirely honey, truffles and honey-related products. Numerous Austria Bio Garantie-certified organic honeys can be found at this specialty store. Moreover, there are over 30 varieties of honey related products are available for sale. The popular among them being honey made with chestnuts and honey infused with lavender. You can also buy lollipops, translucent candy and whiskey with honey. A wide selection of essential oils and honey soaps can also be purchased from this fabulous specialty shop. Visit Waldun Wiese at Neubaugasse 26. Call them on 43-1-907-8107 or visit their website at //www.waldundwiese.at/.
Augarten Porcelain is situated inside the Augarten Palace, home to Vienna’s oldest Baroque gardens and one of the world’s most famous porcelain manufactories. Thanks to the artists from the Baroque, who are known to have created some of the famous handcrafted masterpieces of Augarten Porcelain! One of oldest Europeans in porcelain, the Augarten Porcelain is continuing with the timeless Viennese tradition of creating handmade porcelain with finesse. The Augarten Porcelain is surely a must-visit place in Vienna. Visit Augarten Porcelain at Obere Augartenstrasse 1A. Call them on 43 / (0)1 / 211 24 200 or visit their website at //www.augarten.at/.