Our Museum is a very personal, intimate collection of photographs from the Zwack family but also a treasury of old posters and personal memorabilia dating back over two hundred years which tell the story not only of Unicum and the Zwack family, but also the history of Hungary from the halcyon days of the Belle Époque, through two world wars, the fascist tyranny and the communist era to the present day. Here you can see the bottles and the machines of the past and the old distillery, which is called the heart of Unicum.

The Film

First, visitors can see an informative but at the same time very personal 20 minute film about the history of the Zwack family and the distillery in Hungarian, English, German and Italian.


Then an audio guide is available to accompany the visitors around the museum and the overhead gallery housing the unique 17.000 miniature bottle collection, which is the largest collection of this kind in Central Europe.


Visitors arriving before 2 p.m. can visit the distillery, where Unicum has been made since 1892. It is not possible to observe Unicum in the making, but the fragrance of herbs is overwhelming. Cabinets full of herbs line the walls and cover a huge barrel. You can see the original pot stills and vats.


From here visitors can descend into the cellars which extend over 2.500 square meters underneath the distillery. At the end of the tour, they may taste the classic Unicum or the Plum on tap from one of the 500 casks.


Visitors who have not tasted in the cellars are offered a choice of 3 different spirits in the tasting room. They can choose to taste Unicum Classic, Unicum Next or Unicum Plum. All three are aged in oak casks which gives a distinctive and unforgettable aroma to these liqueurs. The tour in the museum ends here.


Here visitors may purchase Zwack products, wines and international brands distributed by the Company. There is also a wide choice of T-shirts, posters, other souvenirs.



2200 HUF

tasting of different spirits
audio guide


1900 HUF

tasting of different spirits
audio guide


1100 HUF

audio guide

over 20 visitors

1900 HUF

guided tour
(Hungarian, English or German)
visit to the old distillery and cellars
tasting in the cellar*
registration min. 48 hours
prior to the planned visit

*there is no product tasting for visitors under 18.



from Monday to Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Registration, information: 0036/1/476-2383


from Monday to Friday 09:00 am to 6:00 pm,
on Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Information: 0036/1/456-5247
Address: 1095 Budapest, Dandár u. 1.

We reserve the right to modify the opening hours.
(Please call information to confirm)


The Zwack Museum and Heritage Centre, (Address: 1095 Budapest, Dandár str. 1.) and the Holocaust Memory Centre (Address: 1094 Budapest, Páva str. 39.) have been offering combined entry tickets with a special discount since March 2013. Here visitors can learn about the history of the Hungarian Holocaust on the one hand and, through the story of six generations of the Zwack family, about the industrial and cultural history of Hungary on the other. For more information, please visit the homepage of the institution:


2800 HUF
Over 65, senior citizens
2200 HUF
Groups of over 20 persons
2200 HUF
1000 HUF


For more information:


Free entry is guaranteed to members of the press subject to prior confirmation of their visit
The following data should be sent to the e-mail address:
name / Press ID no. / Date of planned museum visit

You are kindly requested to bring the e-mail confirmation with you.


The best way to come to our Zwack Museum and to see the sights of Budapest on your way is to board the old fashioned number 2 tram which rattles  its way along the banks of the Danube stopping opposite the distillery.

When the Zwack distillery was built in 1892 it stood in solitary state overlooking the river with horse drawn carriages driving past. Today it nestles among high rise buildings in the heart of this dynamic city on the Pest side of the river between the Petőfi and Rákóczi bridges.

Board the tram at the newly renovated Margit Bridge near the Margit Island in the Danube, a favourite with joggers and dog walkers with its spa hotels and sports facilities, while the tram also stops right outside the neo-Gothic parliament modeled, on an even larger scale, on the Houses of Parliament in London,

High above the river and the imposing Chain Bridge, the first bridge to span the Danube built by a Scotsman, is the Castle Hill on the Buda side. The Royal Palace dominates the hill with its art galleries of Hungarian impressionists and the medieval streets of the old town fan out around the Matthias Church.

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  • Ötkert ,1051 Budapest, Zrínyi street 4.


If you  hop  off  the  tram between bridges  you can walk within  minutes to the famous Gerbeaud, one of the grand old coffee houses of Central-Europe. Within walking distance too is the Basilica of Saint Stephen surrounded by a plethora of  coffee houses,  restaurants and  bars.  As  is the Király Street in the old ghetto with trendy hang outs especially in the Gozsdu Udvar behind the Budapest Synagogue, one of the largest and most magnificent in the world.

The green wrought iron Szabadság (Freedom) bridge spans the river next to the Gellért Hill and the famous art nouveau Gellért Hotel and Thermal Baths on one side, while the big city market hall with its glazed tiled roof is on the other. Here you can buy goose liver, Hungarian salami and paprika galore. You will soon discover that Unicum is the national drink of Hungary, advertised everywhere but you may like to go to the following popular pubs and night spots for a shot or cocktail as Budapest is one of the most vibrant and fun cities in Europe.