Vienna's most storied cafe invites! A visit to the Cafe Sacher in the venerable Hotel Sacher is a must on your Vienna-list. Feel centuries of history, taste decades of experience, and relax for hours. Ahhh, I wish I could join!
The year was 1832, and Prince Klemens Wenzel von Metternich wanted a dessert for his esteemed guests one night. Not just any dessert, but an unparalleled one that would "NOT make me look a fool." Problem was, Metternich's personal chef had fallen ill -- only his 16-year-old apprentice remained.
The lad's name was Franz Sacher, and the rest is pastry history. The most famous cake in the world, the Original Sacher-Torte has beckoned royalty and celebrities from all over the world to the Café Sacher Wien ever since. Set inside the glamorous Hotel Sacher, the meticulously appointed café has been a cultural touchstone for the city of Vienna for the better part of two centuries. Enjoy some of Vienna's finest coffee with your Sacher-Torte, take in the views of the Opera House next door and become part of the Café Sacher’s long -- and delicious -- cosmopolitan history.