Sacher Torte is one of Vienna’s best-known sweet treats; this rich chocolate cake filled with apricot jam was invented in 1832 by chef Franz Sacher. The Hotel Sacher Wien, home of the original cake, now invites beauty-conscious luxury-seekers to experience a similarly indulgent chocolate treat – without the calories. The hotel’s Sacher Spa offers its own decadent Time to Chocolate products and a range of lavish chocolate-based treatments. A Symphony in Chocolate, for example, which takes 110 minutes, includes a chocolate wrap, a scented steam bath, a purifying cacao bean peeling massage, a chocolate body mask and, finally, a relaxing massage with sweet chocolate moisturisers.
A Symphony in Chocolate, €190
Sacher Spa, Hotel Sacher Wien, Philharmonikerstrasse 4, 1010 Vienna, +43 (0)1 5145 6510