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Discover the history of Salzburg’s delicious Mozartkugel


Salzburg is full of delicious things to eat, and the Mozartkugel, a marzipan ball covered in chocolate, is one of our favourites. We take a look at the history of Fürst, one of the city’s leading makers of these irresistible sweets

Hannah Lewis / © Katie Wilson-Ells
Hannah Lewis,

When it comes to confectionery, Salzburg is probably most famous for the Mozartkugel – a delicious ball of marzipan covered in chocolate – and local family business Fürst is considered by many to be a leading maker of these sweets. Founded in 1884 by Paul Fürst, the great-grandfather of the current owner, the bakery soon gained popularity due to the quality of its handmade pastries. Fürst was committed to his craft, and during his career studied in Vienna, Budapest and Nice, as well as in Salzburg. This dedication led to the creation of his signature Mozartkugel recipe, a secret that has been passed down through the generations and is still used today. With four locations across Salzburg, visitors have plenty of opportunities to sample Fürst’s famous confections.

Café Konditorei Fürst, Getreidegasse 47, 5020 Salzburg, +43 (0)662 843621

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