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You won’t have to look far for the good things in Mariazell. Our Pirker am Hauptplatz restaurant, Mariazellerhof hotel and erLebzelterei visitor experience are all located in the centre of the city and offer exquisite Pirker specialities – served to you with a smile by our welcoming staff.
A café, patisserie, restaurant and Pirker shop – what more could a food-lover desire? Located in beautiful heritage-protected premises, Pirker am Hauptplatz offers fine food and wonderful views of Mariazell Basilica. And speaking of the basilica: in the shop you will find a wide selection of christening, wedding and real beeswax candles from our workshop.
Comfortable rooms, first-class cuisine and a shop where you can buy the complete range of Pirker’s handcrafted products – our hotel at Grazer Strasse number 10 is a must for anyone looking to enjoy the finer things in life during their stay in Mariazell.
Experience the delights of Pirker up close with a guided tour including tasting at Pirker am Hauptplatz. Or just 50 metres away, visit our erLebzelterei where you can watch handcrafted products – including our Lebkuchen – being lovingly created before your eyes.
The erLebzelterei is all about discovering the fascinating world of Pirker up close: follow the production of over 60 different varieties of Lebkuchen step for step, breathe in the aromatic spice-filled air, and treat your taste buds to delicious treats fresh from our bakery. And there’s no need to book in advance!
On the tour you can find out all about the history of Lebkuchen baking and the craft of candle making. Taking you through the small show bakery, candle workshop and our Lebkuchen exhibition, you can even try your hand at decorating a Lebkuchen heart and rolling your own candle. It goes without saying that we also let you taste some of our delicious wares! Please note that advance booking is required
You can also enjoy exquisite Mariazell baked treats in our shops in Vienna and Salzburg – with all the freshness and outstanding quality Pirker is renowned for thanks to our unique Lebkuchen Express.
A shop with something for everyone: visitors to our flagship store in the episcopal palace on Vienna’s Stephansplatz can look forward to a huge selection of Pirker products and some outstanding architecture. As well as tasty Pirker delicacies, you can also buy personalised wedding, christening and first communion candles.
A small store with a big Lebkuchen heart: the friendly assistants in our shop on Linzer Gasse will be delighted to help you pick out just the right Pirker products. Its wide range of Lebkuchen varieties, herbal bitters and spirits are popular with locals and tourists alike.