Porcelain from Vienna
When talking of porcelain from Vienna, Augarten simply has to be on the list. As one of the oldest porcelain manufacturers, Augarten Vienna can look back over 300 years of history. Now as then, Augarten porcelain is made and painted by hand. The designs have been created in cooperation with notable artists ever since the manufactory first opened its doors. The "Viennese Rose" is a famous decoration from the Biedermeier period, while the world-famous melon service was created by Josef Hoffmann in 1929. Contemporary designers like Marco Dessi work on modern shapes and reduced decoration, while simultaneously continuing the 300-year-old tradition. Classical products such as tableware can also be found at Augarten, alongside all manner of humorous decorative items: Such as the Frog King Fridolin or a porcelain tin in the shape of a doughnut.
The manufactory of Mano Design is a little younger. Designer Hedwig Rotter produces tableware, vases, and lighting objects in her Viennese studio. She plays humorously with conventions in her designs, while her Vienna Collection also makes reference to the city with Giant Ferris Wheel motifs or the Vienna skyline. Porcelain can be worked with in many ways: Thus Mano Design also creates perforated bowls and vases in the "Dots" range. Another collection turns the familiar on its head, with the template for the manufacturing of vases becoming a product in its own right. A showroom and salesroom are also attached to Hedwig Rotter's studio in the 16th district.
The porcelain manufactory of Sandra Heischberger is called feinedinge* (fine things*) and offers tableware, vases, and lanterns made from delicate porcelain. Here as well, everything is hand-made in Vienna, which you can check out for yourself in the manufactory right next door. Special Viennese souvenirs are the pretty Vienna cups.
Anna Holly makes colorful porcelain in her manufactory Hollyaroh in the 8th district. She opts for pastel colors and humorous graphics on her cups, plates, and bowls. The lemon presses are especially shapely. A pretty souvenir are the porcelain items with motifs of Sisi and Franzl.
A humorous porcelain souvenir of Vienna is the hand-made jewelry series "Kaffeehaus am Ring" (Coffee House on a Ring) by Andrea Steinhauser. Her collection consists of metal rings that are decorated with typical coffee house motifs made from porcelain. You can therefore wear Sachertorte, Melange, Punschtorte, Viennese breakfast or even a sausage with mustard and a roll on your finger. Some of the motifs are also available as earrings, brooches or pendants. To find out which Viennese shops the products are available from, visit www.kaffeehausamring.at/shops
Augarten Porcelain ManufactoryObere Augartenstraße 1
Vienna City Card
Your benefit with the Vienna City Card:
Additional information on the offer: Museum entrance fee with Vienna City Card: 5€ instead of 7€ / Entrance fee manufactory tour with Vienna City Card: 17€ instead of 19€
- Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -28%
Guided Tours in German (English on demand)
Mo and Thu 10.15 a.m. and 11.30 a.m.
Thu 14.00 p.m. and 15.30 p.m.
1st Saturday of the month 14.00 p.m. and 15.30 p.m.
Please note that on Saturdays the production is not staffed.
Please register in advance for the guided tours (e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +43 1 211 24-200).
- no steps (Double swinging doors)
- Door 120 cm wide
- Seeing eye dogs allowed
- Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
- Main entrance
Augarten flagship storeSpiegelgasse 3
- Mo - Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
Mano DesignGrundsteingasse 36/1-3
- Tu - Fr, 12:00 - 18:00
also by telephone appointment
- Mo - We, 10:00 - 18:00
- Th - Fr, 10:00 - 19:30
- Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
- Tu - Fr, 13:15 - 17:00
Bitte vorher anrufen.