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The culinary diversity of the Mariazell region is not only reflected in brandies, liqueurs and gingerbread, there is also a brewery here. In addition, the farmers of the “Mariazeller Pleasures” also offer their agricultural products for sale at their farms.

Mariazeller Gingerbread: Mariazell is famous for its own unique version of gingerbread known as “Mariazeller Lebkuchen.” It is a type of gingerbread that has been baked in the town for centuries, following traditional recipes and methods.

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 1. Local Shops: When visiting Mariazell, make sure to explore shops specializing in traditional clothing and in gingerbread.

2. Souvenirs and Gifts: Gingerbread from Mariazell is a popular souvenir or gift to take back home.

3. Culinary Events: Mariazell occasionally hosts culinary events and festivals that celebrate the town’s gingerbread tradition.

4. Local Restaurants: Mariazell offers a selection of traditional restaurants where you can indulge in hearty Austrian dishes.

5. Farmer’s Markets: Check for farmer’s markets in Mariazell or nearby towns, especially during the summer months. TThese markets offer a great selection of fresh products like local cheeses, honey, jams, and other regional products. It’s an excellent opportunity to taste and purchase ingredients directly from local farmers and artisans.

6. Liqueur Distilleries: The region around Mariazell is known for its liqueur production. Visit local distilleries to learn about the traditional distillation process and more.

7. Wine Tastings: The region where Mariazell is located, is renowned for its vineyards and wineries. Consider taking a short trip to explore local wineries and participate in wine tastings.

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Am Rosenhügel 5, 8632 Gußwerk, Mariazell, Styria
47° 45′ 03.76″ N
15° 18′ 16.29″ E