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Zwack Museum Visit with Unicum Tasting and Guiding

“Dr. Zwack! This is a Unicum!” – declared Joseph II, having tasted the unique herb liqueur made for him by his royal physician.

the museum's front facade and entrance illuminated at nightAnd so the iconic name was born!

One of Hungary’s most famous drinks has a history entangled in mystery. It had started with its recipe which still remains the secret of the Zwack family.

Although the exact recipe remains unknown to this day, it is certain that the unique taste of Unicum is enhanced by more than 40 herbs, making it an exceptionally healthy potion, not to mention the additional benefits.

Zwack Museum Guided Tour & Film Screening

Now you can explore the museum and find out about the mysteries surrounding the Unicum and the Zwack Family on a 1-hour guided tour complete with tasting.

First a short film presents the amazing story of this more than 225-year-old bitter and the Zwack dynasty.

gallery view of the exhibition area's black and white checkered tiled floor
Zwack Visitors’ Center

Following the screening, visitors go on a tour around the factory, starting with the impressive Unicum exhibition.

Audio guide in six languages helps you understand the displays about the turbulent history of this exceptional product.

You will find out more fascinating details in the depths of the factory cellars.

With the help of a professional tour guide visitors can

  • explore the labyrinth of casks where spirits are aged, and also
  • sample them fresh from the barrel!
Book the Tour

About the Museum and the Tour

The Zwack Museum and Visitors’ Centre is located in district IX., near the Petőfi bridge and Boráros Square in Pest. See below how to best get there!

The old distillery, referred to as “The Heart of Unicum” is also located here in a building restored to its original state based on photos.

This is the place where the famous herb liqueur is made based on a more than 220 years old recipe.

The display area – along with the a 20-minute screening – present the history of the Zwack family, the Unicum and the factory.

huge oak barrels on a checkered tiled corridor
The Zwack Cellar

You will see some unique relics like

  • a historic ledger,
  • the Swedish passport that Raoul Wallenberg issued for Peter Zwack during the WWII
  • a special Unicum bottle collection along with a 17 000-piece mini bottle collection  on the gallery.

At the end of the tour your guide will lead you through some of the corridors in the cellar that is in fact a labyrinth of 500 oak barrels.

The program wouldn’t be complete without sampling the popular Unicum bitter and the newer liqueur (Plum, Riserva).

Taste 3 Types of the Zwack Unicum

pouring the dark liqueur into shot glasses from the green glassThe tasting includes three different versions of the liqueur, freshly draught from the barrels:

  • Original Unicum,
  • the brand’s latest addition, the delicious Unicum Plum and
  • the truly sumptuous Unicum Riserva, which is matured in barrels that survived WWII.

Zwack Museum Tour Dates (Guiding in English)

Monday to Saturday (except: Easter, Christmas, New Year and other holidays):

  • 10.15
  • 12.00
  • 15.00

Please choose date and time from the calendar below!

Price of the Tour  & Tasting

  • 12 EUR/ person

Payment

With Paypal: from your PayPal balance, or using a Bank Card, Credit Card. No need to create a PayPal account!

After payment you automatically receive your E-Ticket.

Please present it in print form or on your mobile/tablet to our staff at the museum.

Included are:

  • Entry to the museum and tour with audio guide (available languages: English, German, Russian, French, Polish, Italian)
  • 20-minute film screening about the Zwack family and the company’s history
  • Description of the Unicum liqueur manufacturing technology
  • Guided tour of the underground cellar of 500 oak barrels
  • 3 different Unicum tasting: Draft Unicum, Draft Unicum with plum flavour, Exclusive Unicum Reserva tasting

Meeting Point, Getting There

  • Address: Zwack Museum & Visitor Center: Dandár utca 1., Budapest 1095, district IX. This is also the meeting point.
  • Getting There: trams 4 and 6, or tram 2, get off at Boráros tér, then a short walk

Acquaint yourself with healthiest Hungarian liqueur and discover the spirit of Budapest!

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