Description of our culinary history tour in Vienna:
On this tour, we embark on a culinary journey through time. You’ll learn about historical markets, such as the Viennese Crab Market, since when we eat Kipferl in Vienna and how ingredients and spices we take for granted today found their way to us. You will learn how Lent influenced our menu, how coffee changed breakfast habits, and how sausage stands are historically connected to Napoleon. We will look at three levels:
- The ingredients: During the tour, you will learn where our most used ingredients come from, since when they have been in use and on which route they came to us.
- Viennese dishes, from whom we learned them and where they have been further exported to.
- How groceries and the method of preparation changed throughout history.
The tour includes various small tastings throughout the tour. Do not expect a full lunch on this tour but small samples that will complement the stories you will hear. The tastings are included in the tour’s price.
- Exploring Vienna’s culinary past
- Examining local and foreign ingredients
- Understanding the development of Viennese dishes
- 2X Small tastings along the way
Und vieles mehr!
Why book this culinary history tour in Vienna?
This tour is perfect for both culinary lovers and history lovers. Vienna’s culinary past is much richer than what many think and while it’s known today for its Schnitzel and Strudel, it has and had a lot more to offer. On this tour our guide Max will tell you some fascinating stories that will awaken your curiosity and appetite.
Important to know:
Tour time: Please check the full schedule to see the tour’s availability.
Duration: The tour lasts approximately 2 hours.
Guide: Our guide Max will guide you on this tour. Meet him and the rest of our guiding team here.
Children: This tour is excellent for anyone who love stories, secrets, food and history.
Accessibility: This tour is wheelchair accessible, though the ancient alleyways might make it somewhat challenging.
What to wear: Comfortable shoes! Also, always check the weather forecast in advance to make sure you are dressed properly.
Please note- If you have any allergies or food limitations, please let us know. It would be possible to join this tour also without tastings, but please contact us in advance before booking the tour.
Minimum number of participants: The tour takes place if at least 6 people are registered. In case there aren’t enough participants, we will have to cancel the tour and issue you full refund.
Cancellation policy: You can cancel your booking up to 72 hours in advance. No refund will be given to those who cancel less than 72 hours before the tour. Certain exceptions apply such as emergency situations. Please note, we reserve the right to cancel the tour up to 48 hours in advance too. We will do so if our guide is unavailable due to a sudden change or if we do not have the minimum number of participants required for the tour.
Pictures and videos: Please be aware that we might be taking photos and videos during the tour. If you don’t want to appear in any Secret Vienna promotional pictures, please let us know by sending us a message.
Copyrights: The content of the tour is the result of the hard work done by our team of licensed guides. Therefore, recording the tour or taking pictures of artefacts and material used by the guide is strictly forbidden.
Liability: If you did not inform us about your food limitations or allergies before the tour, we do not take any responsibility. Please contact us in advance to make sure that this tour is fitting for you.