Experience the legend
of the origin of Imperial Torte
The year is 1873, and the Worlds Fair is just about to open in Vienna. The city is filled with an excitement and energy that holds people in its spell …
… especially Xavier Loibner, a young scullion at the Hotel Imperial. During the night of 28th April 1873 he lies awake for a long time, preoccupied with a single idea:
to bake the perfect cake
for Emperor Franz Joseph I, who is due to open the luxurious Hotel Imperial the next day.
creating a cake that will be so unique that no other confectioner far and wide will ever be able to copy it.
Since he is not allowed to use any kitchen appliances …
… he has to prepare the cake by hand
The first square cake.
The next day the emperor is so delighted with precisely this cake that this is the only creation he will taste. This event marks the birth of the superb
Success takes its course …
… and is still unbroken to this day
and it has been a secret ever since.