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Written by Sarika on September 8, 2021 Share on

Top 10 souvenirs to buy in Austria on your vacation

No matter where you travel, bringing back a souvenir from that place reminds you of that wonderful trip. So, it is very special and precious to buy some traditional souvenirs from the place you travel to. And, while in a country like Austria, there is an uncountable number of souvenirs to bring back from your trip. There are many things to buy like fridge magnets, chocolates, watches, drinks, statues and mini replicas of the country. So, here is a list of the 10 best souvenirs to buy in Austria from your trip!

 

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Best 10 souvenirs to buy in Austria from your trip

  1. Mozart balls
  2. Snow Globe
  3. Austrian porcelain or glass
  4. Zotter chocolate
  5. Manner wafers
  6. Austrian wine
  7. Buying souvenirs from Swarovski
  8. A box of top attractions of Austria fridge magnets
  9. Austrian Dirndl dresses
  10. Glass carving of the Austrian Alps

1. Mozart balls

mozart balls, souvenirs to buy in Austria
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The Mozart balls are tiny chocolates with pistachio marzipan and nougat sealed with dark chocolate. This is a very famous sweet and the original Mozart sweet is only available in Salzburg. It is so unfortunate but this also clearly explains the rich heritage and ethnicity of the country. This business is run by the Furst family since the year 1890. Many generations have passed yet, the taste and tradition just remain the same. Though the original Mozart balls are only available in Salzburg, you can always buy them as Mirabell balls are available in almost every supermarket. Also, in Salzburg, there are some of the best restaurants in Austria. This is one of the best souvenirs to buy in Austria!

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2. Snow Globe

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Did you know Austria was the first country to introduce snow globes? Traditional snow globes in Austria depict any famous attractions or winter in Vienna. There are many types like snow globes with snowflakes, Santa Claus, Christmas setup or the alps. But the typical snowglobe contains the Great Ferris Wheel or the St. Stephen’s cathedral in Vienna. You can buy a snowglobe in almost every souvenir shop, but you will have the best experience if you visit the Snow Globe Museum. The globes usually range from 608 INR to 2,172 INR, depending on the size. This is one of the mandatory souvenirs to buy in Austria.

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3. Austrian porcelain or glass- souvenirs to buy in Austria

porcelain utensils, Austria
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Porcelain is one of the most famous and significant Austrian traditions and heirlooms. It is also a very common gift at weddings. Original porcelain is being made in Austria since 1718 for the royal court. Later it became one of the unavoidable souvenirs in Austria. Also, Austrian glasses have the same tradition and importance as porcelain. There are uncountable fugues, statues, and souvenirs in both porcelain and glass. You can buy glass statues, porcelain utensils, vases, forks, and even water bottles. And also, there are many day trips to the porcelain or glass factories where you can have a clear idea about the process and making. This is a very unique souvenir to buy in Austria.

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4. Zotter chocolate

Zotter chocolate
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How much chocolate is too much chocolate? Zotter chocolate is undoubtedly the best chocolate in entire Austria. This chocolate gives a touch of cheese enclosed within dark chocolate. So this is a very unique and special brand of chocolates from Styria. Of course, there are many branches in the country where you can buy these chocolates anywhere in Austria and also online. It is high time you treat yourself to an amazing vacation and super delicious original chocolates.

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5. Manner wafers

Manner wafer is one of the most famous and must-try sweets in the country. The manufacturers of Manner had almost 27 years of experience in making these wafers. You can buy these snacks in any supermarket. And an interesting fact about this snack is that it is also one of the favourite snacks for Austrian mothers and even old people! Also, the price of one box of wafers is just 174 INR. You can buy as many boxes as you wish and enjoy the snack. This is one of the sweetest souvenirs to buy in Austria.

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6. Austrian wine- souvenirs to buy in Austria

Just like the other European countries, Austria is also very famous for producing and trading its brands of wine. And one of the most famous and local wines of Austria is Gruner Veltliner. This is a famous white wine grape that grows in tropical regions in Austria. There are many other famous wines like Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon blanc, Pinot noir, Merlot and Cabernet. You can either buy choices of wines or some clones of grape varieties. Try going on wine tasting tours and explore the different types of wines available there!

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7. Buying souvenirs from Swarovski

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Buying from Swarovski is one of the most premium things you can do. If you want to buy something very memorable and which is a timeless classic, then Swarovski is the best choice. There are many accessories in the Swarovski showroom like watches, bracelets, crystals, rings, pendants and brooches. In Innsbruck city, you can find some amazing showrooms and shops to do the ultimate Swarovski shopping. This is a perfect place to shop for your loved one and will become the sweetest surprise! Do visit this place and have the best experience!

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8. Fridge magnets box with top attractions of Austria

One of the most common souvenirs to buy in any country are fridge magnets. There are uncountable shapes, colours, and sizes of fridge magnets in Austria. And a very special one is the fridge magnets gift box. Inside the box, you will find 10 or more fridge magnets of all the top attractions of Austria. For example, the Austrian Alps, Hallstatt, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna State Opera and the Belvedere Palace. Also, there are many options in the material of the magnets. There are plastic magnets, metal magnets, silicone, plaster of Paris and wooden magnets. This is one of the most affordable and best souvenirs to buy in Austria!

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9. Austrian Dirndl Dresses

Traditional and ancient Austrians wear very gorgeous dresses called Dirndl. These dresses are still available in the market and many shops in Austria. The dress is fully hand-stitched with laces, satin, velvet, and other premium materials. You can also find good shops and measure yourself and get a customised dress stitched on the go! Sounds interesting right? There are also many photo booths where you can wear such dresses and click pictures as a memory. This is one of the most common things that tourists do. So, bring back a vintage dress from Austria as a classic masterpiece and not just as a souvenir.

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10. Glass carving of the Austrian Alps- souvenirs to buy in Austria

Austrian alps
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Another most creative and unique souvenir to buy in Austria is glass carvings of the Austrian Alps on glasses, keychains or glass cubes. This is one of the most famous arts in Western countries. You can find these glass or wooden carving places in some obscure regions of Austria. There are many options like carving on wooden planks, keychains, glasses, vases, and even embroidery of the Alps on clothes. This is one of the extremely unique souvenirs to buy in Austria.

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That is everything about the best souvenirs to buy in Austria on your vacation. There are more such beautiful and unbelievable attractions in the country. Some are mighty castles, lakes, waterfalls, museums and mountains. You can also try skydiving in Austria, which is an extreme sport and full of fun! All you have to do is plan a perfect vacation at the perfect time to make the most out of it. Visit Pickyourtrail to know more about the pre-packaged Austria tour packages. Or you can even customise your Austria trip according to your comfort and preferences and experience the vibe of the stunning country!

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