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Zwack Heritage and Visitors' Centre

#10 of 100 Museums in Budapest
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Address: Dandar utca 1, Budapest 1095, Hungary
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+36 1 456 5247
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Come visit us for an experience for every sense! Get to know the...

Come visit us for an experience for every sense! Get to know the adventurous story of the Zwack family as told by them and discover in our museum the history of Unicum with the help of old documents, bottles, family photos and . You can look behind the curtains of the making of Unicum in our distillery and cellar and to end the tour in style, you can have a taste of Unicum and Unicum Plum directly from the barrel! (We don't provide tasting for visitors under the age of 18.)

After the tour you can discover our wide selection of beverages and Unicum souvenirs!

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Nice tour, great history

We rolled in Saturday morning at around 10 a.m., and had a private tour and film viewing-- they did not make us wait for a group, though there was a tour bus coming in 30 minutes... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
DrLisa2
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Oxford, Ohio

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Oxford, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We rolled in Saturday morning at around 10 a.m., and had a private tour and film viewing-- they did not make us wait for a group, though there was a tour bus coming in 30 minutes. Very interesting history, fun tour, great video . We bought little bottles for everyone attending a meeting we had to attend the next day... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only found out about this tour after going on the hop on hop off bus (if you have a ticket for this then you can get a discount on the entrance fee) it was very cheap and only worked out about £5 each. For this we got to watch a video about the family behind the drink and had a... More 

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Zwack_Museum, tour guide at Zwack Heritage and Visitors' Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the museum tour. I hope we will see you again! More 

Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The whole thing is just INTERESTING! for ~6€pp price you get a very nice guided tour, tasting of 2 flavours of Hungarian national drink, an immersion into history of success of the factory and a view of hundreds tiny lil collectable bottles of alcohol. The factory is actually running one. A definite must see when in Budapest.

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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Spent a pleasant hour or so exploring the Unicum distillery and museum as well as learning about the history of the Zwack family and their pivotal roll in the business. Fell lucky with a private tour as a large tour party had just gone in ahead. Included in the price are a couple of generous shots of the old medicine.... More 

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Thank toooldforhostelsnow
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We went unicum zwack cellar tour and museum. Guide is speaking good English...she is explained very good all about unicum and unicum family story...once you enter the tour... Wow all spices... aroma smell was too good..feels good. After that storing cellar..very nice to see all wooden barrels tour guide give us tasting also...after that short 20 mints movie about unicum... More 

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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

It's absolutely worth it! You need 1h or 1,5 h tops. You are shown to the cellar where you are explained the manufacturing process and then you get to try the Unicum and Unicum Szilva. Later or before you're shown a 15 min video about the history of the Zwack family, very interesting. There is also a small memorabilia museum... More 

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Thank Tjasa L
Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Visiting this museum was beyond my expectations. I have already tasted Unicum several times but in the cellar we could also try out unfiltered Uncium right from the old casks! I liked the miniature collection as well, it was interesting to find some familiar bottles. We had a 5 % discount off from the products in the shop. Everyone was... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The tour through time from the origin of Unicum through to present time is absolutely amazing. The family history intertwined with the production of this unique Hungarian beverage. The tour takes visitors into to cellar and provides a tasting - directly from the Oak barrels. Once the tour is complete, visitors are envied to the museum. The history in that... More 

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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Very impressed with the 'story' telling. Film was in English with subtitles (with 2 deaf sons) impressed us a lot (many info centres lack the subtitle facility!!). A tour afterwards was very interesting though I have to say Unicum is definitely a desired taste!! Not for me I am afraid but my sons quite liked the Unicum gold. My daughter... More 

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Thank Carol W
Melbourne
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the informative video at the start of the tour. Plus a quick walk through the process and various buildings before being offered a couple shots of 2 different kinds of Zwack. Then, my favorite part, the mini-bottle collection. This place is definitely worth seeing in Budapest. You should also check out their TV commercials if you haven't seen... More 

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