The iconic Austrian Hotel Sacher didn’t stay idle during the pandemic. In fact, the luxurious home to the Sacher Torte spent the last few months going through its vaults and safes to curate the hotel’s historical treasures, which are now on display for a short time in the exhibition Sacher Pop-Up World.
A treat for fans of the Imperial city
Sacher Pop-Up World gives you the opportunity to experience many of the hotel’s stories. It is quite impressive to see from close pieces that have never been displayed before. You will travel from Imperial Vienna at the time of Prince Metternich’s court in 1832, when Franz Sacher invented the world’s most famous chocolate cake, the Sacher Torte, to today.
Additionally, the Sacher Pop-Up World displays the original menus that Anna Sacher commissioned in the late 1800s and early 1900s. She was the wife of Sacher’s founder and managed the luxurious hotel for several years after he passed away. The exhibition allows you to follow the development of table setting culture over the centuries. Wonderful Lobmeyr glasses, Herrend porcelain services, Jarosinski & Vaugoin silverware, and fine tablecloths from Zur Schwäbischen Jungfrau are on display. The Pop-Up World also shows the exclusive “Chambres Séparées”. These offered privacy to famous guests going to the opera or balls in the 19th century. With the audio guide, you will listen to Anna Sacher guide you through the exhibition. Although she reveals secrets about her family and historic Austrian hotel, there’s no word about the Sacher Torte’s secret recipe.
A treat for fans of the Viennese coffee culture
The Austrian capital is famous for its fantastic coffee places. In fact, spending the afternoon in one of the many coffee shops enjoying a Mélange and the best Apfelstrudel, the delicious Austrian apple strudel, is part of the Viennese culture. Consequently, the Sacher Pop-Up World introduces the visitors to the “small Viennese coffee house apprenticeship”. There, a barista shows the fine differences between several types of coffees, including the original Anna Sacher coffee brews. Additionally, the exhibition presents an impressive collection of over 200 historic coffee mills.
The Sacher Pop-Up World will be open until the 30th of June, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Because of the pandemic, you will need to bring valid 3G evidence (vaccinated, recovered or tested). Otherwise, a test option is also available on site.
You can buy your tickets online here.
And talking about historic hotels, have you ever heard about the incredible story of the Elephant Hotel?
Photos courtesy of Sacher.