The traditional craft of Lebkuchen baking comes to life in a unique experience! Experience the traditional art of Lebkuchen baking first-hand and watch our skilled confectioners at work up-close in this 3,500 square meter interactive centre.
Looking for a special experience? Then come to our honey and Lebkuchen paradise in Mariazell, where the traditional craft of Lebkuchen comes to life in an interactive adventure! The Pirker family opened the new erLebzelterei right in the centre of Mariazell. Mariazell’s famous honey Lebkuchen are made here by masters of the art according to recipes handed down from one generation to the next, just as they have been for over a century.
Over more than 3,500 square metres of space, visitors experience the traditional craft of Lebkuchen baking, from rolling out the honey-rich dough to filling, topping and decorating the Lebkuchen. Creative confectioners add greetings to colourful Lebkuchen hearts and decorate them with flowers or company logos, using icing to create true works of art. Dunking, coating and drizzling the Lebkuchen in chocolate is not to be missed! And that’s not all.
Visitors follow the whole process, from mixing the dough all the way through to sorting and packing – an experience that can’t be had anywhere else in the world. Of course, along the way you’ll get to taste different kinds of Lebkuchen and learn all about the history and traditions of the sweetest of crafts.
You’ll be amazed at the range of products that can be made from Lebkuchen! Where: directly in Mariazell, at Wiener Strasse 9
Opening hours from 02 May 2023:
May to December:
Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 15:00 (last admission)Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00 (last admission)
Sunday and public holiday closed