The Augarten Porcelain Manufactory
A manufactory with a long tradition.
Vienna's Augarten - the oldest Baroque park in the heart of Vienna - has been home to the fine arts ever since its existence.
Dedicated by Joseph I as a place of recreation for all people, the famous morning concerts with the participation of W.A. Mozart took place in the Baroque palace as early as the 18th century, and in 1803 Beethoven performed his Kreutzer Sonata here for the first time in front of an audience. Since 1923, the Viennese Porcelain Manufactory Augarten has had its headquarters in the hall building of the Augarten Palace, which still exists today. The actual history of the Vienna Porcelain Manufactory is a very eventful one. Around 1717, Claudius Innocentius du Paquier, a Dutch war agent at the court of Charles VI, succeeded in bringing the so-called Arcanum - the secret of porcelain production - from Meissen to Vienna by adventurous means...