Discover Vienna: Cafe & Hotel Sacher

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ESCToday in collaboration with Vienna Tourist Board ( will be bringing you a series of articles leading up to the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in order to showcase and introduce the 2015 Eurovision host city Vienna to our readers. Today we will check out one of  Vienna’s most sought after cafes, Cafe Sacher and the epic Sacher Hotel and taste the traditional Sacher Torte and the Viennese Melange Coffee!

One thing you should not miss when you are in Vienna for the Eurovision is having the famous Sacher Torte in Vienna’s Cafe Sacher. It is one of the most epic cafe’s in town where you can indulge yourself in tasting the original Sacher cake! Cafe Sacher and Hotel Sacher are located in the heart of the city just behind Vienna’s Stats Opera ( State Opera House).

Both Cafe Sacher and Hotel Sacher are both internationally recognized and are among Vienna’s most prestigious places to stay, dine and wine!

Cafe Sacher

Cafe Sacher has a 70’s velvety touch and feel to it. Guests can treat themselves to the best of Vienesse pastries, cakes, tea, coffee and specialities. The non-smoking cafe seats 60 people, who can enjoy a magnificent view of the Vienna State Opera from the conservatory.  You can also taste some of Vienna’s traditional dishes in the cafe such as the Bakhendsalat (fried chicken salad), Wiener Schnitzel or Tafelspitz (boiled beef).

Sacher Torte- the story behind

In 1832 Prince von Metternich instructed 16 year old apprentice Franz Sacher to create a cake for his discerning guests. The sweet masterpiece was to be made with chocolate, apricot jam and whipped cream. Today the original Sacher Torte stands as one of Vienna’s best known symbols. Later in 1876 Eduard Sacher Franz’s son opened the Sacher Hotel, which today is amongst the most prestigious hotels in the world.

The Sacher Torte can boast of being one of the most famous cakes in the world! The cake is made in 34 steps, from the crack of the first egg to the final packaging, and each step includes quality control. Austrian ingredients are used in the making: butter, granulated sugar, flour and free range eggs.

The recipe of the famous  Sacher Torte is a well kept secret since 1832, the original recipe is kept in safe! When in Vienna treat yourself to a piece of Sacher Torte at the Sacher Cafe!


The Sacher Torte Video- courtesy of Sacher Hotels.

The Sacher Hotel

Vienna’s Sacher Hotel is one of the most famous and celebrated hotels in the world where many world and internationally acclaimed celebrities have stayed during their stay in the majestic Austrian capital city. Royals, heads of state, actors, ambassadors and famous artists have all graced the hotel with their presence.

The hotel has welcomed many prominent guests ever since it opened in 1876; King Edward VIII, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, Prince Ranier and Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan, Jane Fonda, Nicolas Cage, Sharon Stone, Bruces Willis, Anne Hathaway etc.

The Sacher Hotel is prominently located behind Vienna’s State Opera and is among the most prestigious hotels both in Austria and the world thanks to its unique blending of charming living tradition, excellent service and state of the art furnishings over the span of 137 years. The hotel has 86 rooms and 63 suites, all exquisitely furnished.

The hotel houses one of the biggest private art collections in Austria. The suites at the Sacher Hotel are traditionally named after great operas and composers such as La Traviata, Carmen, The Magic Flute, Madame Butterfly, Nabucco etc.

The Sacher Hotel video- courtesy of Sacher Hotels.

The Anna Sacher Resturant

The Anna Sacher Restaurant is among the fines restaurants in the world, holding 2 Gault Millau toques, offering the best of gourmet cuisine. The decor of the restaurant is unique with a great collection of paitings. You can enjoy traditional Viennese cuisine in the restaurant!

The Sacher Hotel restaurant video- courtesy of Sacher Hotels.

You can find more information on Sacher Hotel Wien and Sacher Cafe Wien here.

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