Schnaps Museum, Vienna

Last Updated: 23rd Dec 2014

<p>by &#8211; <a href="/people/mattyvcontiki">Matt Vernick</a>, Tour Manager, Europe</p> <p><img src="" class="rightwise" title="old veinna schnaps museum, optional excursion" alt="old veinna schnaps museum, optional excursion" /></p> <p>Austria is famous for it’s <a href="/contikipedia/articles/schnaps">schnaps</a> and perhaps the best value <a href="/contikipedia/articles/optional-excursions">optional excursion</a> on any Contiki Tour visiting <a href="/contikipedia/articles/vienna">Vienna</a> is a trip to the <a href="">Old Vienna Schnaps Museum</a>.</p> <p>The Fisher family has been producing some of the finest schnaps in the country for well over 100 years (the distillery was founded in 1875 and is still family owned and operated) and still have a reputation today for producing some of the finest schnaps in Austria.</p> <p>Usually either Gerhard or Gary Fisher will give you a guided tour through the oldest parts of the museum telling you about the history of the company, the ingredients used and how the schnaps is produced – both are hilarious and also very informative.</p> <p>Easily the most popular part of the visit however is the tasting.</p> <p>You get to sample many off the different flavours and styles of schnaps produced by the Fishers as well as the (in)famous absinthe while you also have to opportunity to purchase some of the local product if you like.</p> <p>Tours usually visit the Old Vienna Schnaps Museum in the afternoon and for some reason everyone usually walks out significantly happier than when they walked in.</p> <p>The Old Vienna Schnaps Museum is offered as an <a href="/contikipedia/articles/optional-excursions">optional excursion</a> on Contiki <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tours-europe-time-out-superior-hotel">Europe Tours</a> visiting Vienna.</p>