"True Salzburg Mozartkugel."
Recipe since 1890.
The confectionery Josef Holzermayr in Salzburg
The True Salzburg Mozartkugel
To pay homage to the musical genius of the city of Salzburg, Josef Holzermayr hand-rolled the Echte Salzburger Mozartkugel in small numbers from 1890 and offered them for sale in silver foil. Since 1913 they have also been available in the original shop, the Confiserie on Alter Markt. It is now being sent around the world as an exclusive gift.
Our product range
The Holzermayr is an Eldorado for chocolate lovers. The offer ranges from filled chocolate to raisins in grappa. The company is in the fifth generation of the family, whoever enters the chocolate and confectionery shop knows immediately that they work with passion. Pralines and chocolates are always freshly produced. Chronicle & History The history of today’s world-famous company began in Salzburg in 1865. During this time, the eldest son of the family, Josef Holzermayr, worked as a journeyman in the Lippsche gingerbread and wax maker workshop, in one of the three small shops in the Grandegger house. Obviously, the city seemed too small for the young Josef and after his journeyman years he acquired a property in Werfen, with the gingerbread and confectionery trades rooted on it.
From then on, the hard-working businessman was represented at all church fairs and farmers’ markets with his delicious confectionery specialties. Soon after, Holzermayr became a personal k. u.k. Declared purveyors to His Highness by Archduke Franz Ferdinand. With an ordinary hand wheelbarrow loaded with all kinds of delicacies, we went straight up the cart path to Hohen Werfen Castle.
“Chocolate to enjoy” – true to this company philosophy, Josef Holzermayr opened a small shop at Alter Markt 7 in the city of Salzburg in 1913, which his son Rudolf took over in the same year. At that time, the specialty Echte Salzburger Mozartkugel, hand-rolled in small numbers, was served alongside the rarity of cocoa and cake. The core of this little delicacy consists of the finest nougat and is covered with pistachio, marzipan and dark chocolate. In order to ensure a better shelf life, the Salzburg specialty was wrapped in tried and tested Holzermayr silver foil, just as it is today.