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A feast for all the senses:
the Pirker erLebzelterei visitor experience

Follow the creation of our Lebkuchen from beginning to end – no advance booking required. At our erLebzelterei, you can take your time as you stroll through the visitors’ glass-panelled walkway and watch in awe at the dexterity of our skilled confectioners as they work.

Glass-panelled visitor walkway

Our 3,500-square-metre erLebzelterei visitor experience is located just 150 metres from Mariazell Basilica. Take in the amazing combination of contemporary design and traditional handcraftsmanship as you make your way down the extraordinary glass-panelled walkway and marvel at the age-old art of Lebkuchen baking – from mixing and rolling out the dough to filling, topping and decorating the Lebkuchen. An unforgettable experience for the whole family!

Over 60 great reasons to pay us a visit

Watch our staff lovingly hand craft over 60 different varieties of Lebkuchen right before your eyes – from beating the eggs to safely packing the delicious finished products. A fascinating look behind the scenes, offering unique insights into the inspirational world of Lebkuchen making at Pirker.

Transparency you can really see through

The glass-panelled walkway of our erLebzelterei takes transparency in food production to the next level, while meeting stringent quality and hygiene criteria. We are one of only 400 International Food Standard certified companies in Austria.


Try your luck in our competition comprising a guess-the-Lebkuchen-spices game, bee board and lots of fascinating information about the history of Lebkuchen.

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Admission price

€7.90 per person incl. Lebkuchen tastings

Special price for children, groups and schools

€6.90 per person incl. Lebkuchen tastings

Advance booking is not required

From May to December)
Monday to Saturday
continuously from 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. (last entry)

Rest Days
Sunday and national holidays

Pirker erLebzelterei

Pirker erLebzelterei

Visitor Experience . Manufactory Tour
  • Wiener Straße 9, 8630 Mariazell
  • +43 3882 2179 0
  • May to December)
    MO to SAT
    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (last entry)
    Closed on: SUN and national holidays
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