"A cultural treasure of this prominence needs attention in a museum!" According to this credo, Edmund Mayr founded the Viennese Coffee Museum in 2003 as part of the Austrian Society and Economic Museum. Like no other place, it covers the entire history of the brown bean and gives an extensive insight into the world-famous "Viennese coffee house culture", which has been awarded intangible UNESCO cultural heritage in 2011. The museum is an information center and experience at the same time, with historical and current exhibits. Here everything can be learned about coffee - from the harvest to the steaming dish.
The Viennese coffee house is still the place to meet and communicate in the city, an oasis of peace and relaxation amid the hectic everyday life. Here you can sit with a “Kleiner Brauner” (small espresso) and the glass of water, waiting, living, reading, chatting, discussing, playing, flirting, dreaming. In short: feeling comfortable!
Book a guided tour for a walkabout through coffee makers, mills and exotic accessories from several centuries and many cultures to the present day. Get to know the entire range of coffee making facilities. Let yourself be led by the passionate coffee aficionados Edmund Mayr and Karl Schilling through their extensive collection.
Get to know the famous Viennese coffee museum and arrange a guided tour with an unforgettable "coffee experience". Guided group tours starting with a size of 10 persons are possible by appointment from 9:00 am at all times — also in English.
The entrance fee is EUR 15,– per person and includes a one-hour and entertaining guided tour. Afterwards you have the chance to taste a coffee specialty — of course vegan and lactose free if desired, prepared with a historic espresso machine. Overall, you should plan for the "coffee experience" in the coffee museum about one and a half hours.
Unfortunately, we cannot carry out unannounced individual tours. If you are less than 10 people, you can join a group already booked. Contact us and find out when this is possible.
For school classes and students we offer special guided tours. Don’t hesitate to contact us to get more information.
The coffee museum is, of course, also an attractive venue for events with its exceptional ambience. In the splendor of valuable historical exhibits, concerts, readings as well as product presentations, press conferences and lectures become a very special activity. State-of-the-art audio-visual equipment leaves nothing to be desired.
For questions about guided tours, bilingual lectures, events, appointments as well as individual wishes simply send an e-mail.
Karl Schilling is an enthusiastic Viennese and - as might be otherwise—a lover of Viennese coffee house culture. He describes himself as a coffee enthusiast with curious taste buds, not to say freak. It is certain that he has always been fond of the brown bean and has fallen in love with the beverage brewed with it in all its tasty facets. This may also relate to the "Third Wave of Coffee", beginning in the early 1990s, when this interminable love relationship did start.
What began as a small boy with a wooden coffee grinder and the bewitching smell of freshly made coffee, Edmund Mayr brought to the highest perfection in the Viennese coffee museum with historical and valuable exhibits. In the pastry shop of his parents the family sprouted itself at the coffee grinders and experienced so early, coffee with all the senses - the haptics of the black beans, their smell the sound of the coffee mill in busy business days ... At that time his love for coffee was kindled and it still blazes today. Thus, thanks to its more than 50-year-long collection, the Coffee Museum covers nearly every area which is connected with the theme of "coffee" and its origin as well as the preparation possibilities.
For individual visitors the opening hours of the Wirtschaftsmuseum apply.
Guided tours for groups of 10 persons or more are possible by appointment at all times.
per person € 5,–
(entry in the Österreichische Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsmuseum)