Events for April
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
Add your event FREE




Cosmo and Nanu - Hey Cool

Cosmo and Nanu


Budapest bids for a share of sweet success

When you think of Hungarian food you think of goulash, dumplings or maybe spicy peppers - chocolate would probably not be in the top ten.

Austria, on the other hand is a country with a rich chocolate tradition with plenty of sweet delicacies such as the world famous chocolate Sacher Torte, Mozart chocolates or Manner Schnitte to name just a few.

Chocolate lovers in Vienna can stop by a coffee shop for a great chocolate cake, can shop at the abundance of chocolate shops throughout the city or even take a trip to the city’s chocolate museum.

Austrians are the second biggest chocolate loving nation in the world coming second only to Switzerland. We Europeans fill 16 out of the top 20 places in the top chocolate consuming countries.

But our Hungarian neighbours are doing their best to lue some of this business their way.

Just a two hours drive away from Vienna the Hungarian capital of Budapest is this weekend hosting ‘The Sweet Days Budapest World Fair’ for the second time – following last year’s overwhelming success.

The Sweet Days Festival is aiming to become Europe's biggest chocolate and sweet fair.

From 20th – 23rd of September the very best of Hungarian sweets, desserts and chocolate will be on offer for sweet toothed visitors.

The event is to take place in the grounds of the Buda Castle in the Hungarian capital.

Exhibitors will display their products, offer tastings, and share their know-how. There will be tours and lectures and talks on all things chocolates. There will be hundreds of stalls selling all the very best in sweet goods the country has on offer.

The event also aims to educate people about where the chocolate comes from, the health benefits of chocolate, and the importance of good quality chocolate treats.

You can take part in a sweet tour of Budapest, taking in the best sights and all the best sweet treats.

The British International Chocolate Academy is also offering chocolate courses and lectures. There will also be discussions about chocolate and its effect on health, economy, society, culture, tradition and production.

There will be plenty on offer for kids too with plenty to keep them entertained such as chocolate making and chocolate tasting. The evenings will see live music, jazz concerts and champagne bars.

In honour of this year’s London Olympic summer games a giant chocolate statue will be constructed in the National Gallery.  On the final day the chocolate statue will be cut up and distributed amongst guests.

For more information visit:-

Opening hours:
September 20, Thursday: 11 am to midnight
September 21, Friday: 11 am to midnight
September 22, Saturday: 10 am to midnight
September 23, Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

For a chocolate filled day out in Vienna visit

Vienna Times

Tag cloud:
Academy  Hungarian  Budapest  statue  lectures  tastings  health  event  talks  success  September  courses  midnight  plenty  Vienna  tradition  capital  goods  chocolate  International

Latest News


Mad About Mammoths At Vienna Museum
A unique exhibition in the Austrian capital Vienna has proved a massive hit after bringing together for the first time some of the most famous frozen woolly mammoth remains.

Spate of Crimes throughout Vienna and Lower Austria Solved
Four men have been arrested after committing 113 break-ins, 21 thefts and causing at least 260,000 Euros worth of damage.

Dad Punished Child, 2, With Boiling Hot Shower
A two-year-old girl is in an artificial coma and fighting for her life after her father threw her into a scalding hot shower leaving her with severe burns at the family home in the Austrian capital Vienna.

Police And Firemen Get Cold Turkey
Flipping the bird was given a new meaning in Austria this week when a truck filled with plucked turkeys overturned, closing a busy motorway in the process.

Halloween At The Zoo
Pumpkin pie might be the order of the day for people this Halloween but now zoo animals are also getting in on the act.

Baby Naked Mole Rats Born In Vienna
With their pink hairless bodies and fangs for front teeth, these baby naked mole rats were never going to win any cuteness contests at Schonbrunn Zoo in the Austrian capital Vienna.

Jihad Girls Gunpoint Retraction Of Desire To Go Home
Austrian anti-terrorism police believe that an interview given to a French magazine allegedly with one of the two teenage girls who fled to Syria to join in the jihad was probably carried out at gunpoint.

MEP caught In Brit papers Fraud Probe Jailed
A corrupt MEP caught by a British newspaper offering to propose amendments to EU laws in exchange for 100,000 euros a year has been given a three-year-jail term.

Vienna Jihad Girls Want To Come Home
The two Austrian teenage girls who became ‘poster girls’ for the jihad in Syria are now desperate to come home after getting completely disillusioned with their new lifestyles.

Viennese Jihad Girl May Have Been Killed
Austrian police say that one of the two attractive young teenage girls who fled the country to go to Syria to fight on the side of Islamic rebels may have been killed.


Rieders Digests

The most popular stories –
last 7 days