Vienna Schnaps Museum


The history of the Shnaps museum dates back to 1902, when Friedrich Fischer built the liqueur and juice factory. He was the first person to produce raspberry juice. Until that time only pharmacies were doing that. Next, he bought a house at 19 Wihelmstr street – and that’s how the family’s wealth began to grow. He also bought a few more companies and five houses, becoming K. u. K. und Kammer Lieferant’s royal provider. During World War II the street was bombed and destroyed. The two things that survived the disaster are the main building’s façade and the office which still has its old-fashioned style. From the moment of stepping inside we feel like in the times of monarchy. The old furnishing and surrounding atmosphere make us step into the days of Franz Joseph.

If we want to find out more about Schnapps, liqueurs and the secrets of its production we’re going to have to go a bit further. We get through the emperor’s room to a place, where we can find a heavy, two-ton copper tub. This is the distillation room, where you can always count on someone from the family to tell us all about local strong drinks. The recipes based on natural components are still used today.

The last spot of the day is trying liqueurs and schnapps. Every gourmet can find something for themselves. You can also buy these alcohol wonders.

While leaving the house, we say goodbye to the Fischer family, who take care of these chemistry –free old schnapps making traditions in the 5th generation already
Address: Alt Wiener Schnapsmuseum, 12., Wilhelmstrasse 19-21.
Open from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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