Viba Nougat-Welt

Welcome to a sweet world of nougat praliné and chocolate.

Some call it praliné, some call it gianduja – Germans call it “Nougat”!

Want to know what German “Nougat“ tastes like?

… Where it comes from and what’s the difference between Nougat and chocolate?

Viba, Germany’s Nougat brand no. 1, will give you the answers in their Viba Nougat World in Schmalkalden/Thuringia!

Experience an interactive world of nougat and chocolate for young and old:
Start your tour with a visit of the interactive exhibition about nougat, chocolate and the cultural heritage of praliné making in Schmalkalden. Watch our confectioners prepare the finest handmade treats for you and taste the original Viba Nougat recipe from the spectacular Viba nougat fountain.

Want to be hands on? See what it’s like to be a real Viba Confectioner and book the full nougat & chocolate immersion in one of our workshops. Whether you come alone, with your family and friends, or with colleagues: you will never forget this sweet experience!

Afterwards or in between, you may want to try some of the tasty creations of our restaurant. Be surprised by a large variety of sweet or savoury meals, snacks or desserts – many of them refined with nougat, of course. Whilst you relax on our terrace, your kids will love to play on our big playground.

If you want to take some sweet memories home with you, our flagship store will offer a wide range of souvenirs and freshly made nougat or chocolate for any occasion.

Opening Times


Monday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Last admission one hour before closing.
Production ends about 30 minutes before the exhibition closes.


Monday – Sunday: 9.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


An interactive journey of discovery

In our exhibition, you can travel back to the origins of nougat and learn how nougat and chocolate are made today. You will smell and taste and get to know the difference between chocolate and nougat. Follow Viba‘s history and find out more about its establishment and the invention of the popular and originally round „Nougatstange“.

Handmade Confectionery

Handmade nougat and chocolate creations

Watch our Viba Master Confectioners as they work and experience their love for traditional and detailed craftsmanship.  Follow every step of the process to create exquisite chocolates, finest pralines and hand-decorated hollow figures. The freshly made nougat and chocolate masterpieces are a very special treat and only available in selected Viba shops in Germany.

Guided Tours

Your deep-dive into the world of nougat

To fully immerse into the world of nougat and chocolate, plan your visit with a guided tour of the exhibition. Did you know why the famous Frenchman Napoleon is to blame for the invention of nougat? Our experienced tour guides will be happy to tell you.

We offer guided tours from 15 participants onwards. Please book in time!

Our Walk-In Workshops

Make your own chocolates and pralines

See what it‘s like to be a real Viba Master Confectioner when you create your own chocolate creations or finest nougat pralines. Book one of our daily workshops with other small groups or individuals for an unforgettable experience. Please note that our walk-in courses are currently only available in German – but chocolate always understands…

Our Exclusive Workshops

An exclusive confectionery experience

Become a Viba Master Confectioner in a private workshop just for you and your guests. Be creative, use all your senses and make your own pralines or hand-decorated hollow chocolate figures.
For group bookings in English just send an email to


Exhibition – Individual Prices

  • Adult
  • Young children (under 6 years)
  • Children (6 – 16 years)
  • Students (over 16)
  • Visitors with disabilities *
  • Familiy Ticket **
  • 4,00 €
  • for free
  • 3,00 €
  • 3,00 €
  • 3,00 €
  • 11,00 €

Guided Tours – Group prices***

  • Adult
  • Children and students
  • Visitors with disabilities
  • 8,50 €
  • 8,00 €
  • 8,00 €

Walk-In Chocolate Courses – Individual Prices

  • Adult
  • Children (6 – 16 years)
  • Students (over 16)
  • Visitors with disabilities *
  • 30,00 €
  • 27,00 €
  • 27,00 €
  • 27,00 €

Exclusive Chocolate Courses – Group Prices

On request

* Accompanying person (B-pass) free │ ** 2 adults with up to 3 own children │ *** for 15 people and more

Viba Flagship Store

A sweet shopping experience

Smooth nougat praliné, premium chocolates and finest handmade pralines – in our store you will find Germany’s no.1 Nougat and the whole range of Viba and HEILEMANN products. Take home some freshly made chocolate or lovingly wrapped sweet gifts - for your loved ones and yourself!

Heilemann mini pralines on the shop shelf
White and bittersweet chocolate is poured into bars

Create Your Own Bar

Your chocolate dream come true

Our Master Chocolatier will be happy to create your individual chocolate bar with the ingredients you select, so you can take home the chocolate of your dreams…

Our Range Of Nougat And Chocolate

Viba and HEILEMANN Confiserie

Discover the wide variety of nougat, chocolates and pralines.
Two very special brands are united under the roof of Viba sweets:

HEILEMANN stands for the art of premium chocolate with love to detail and the special “extra” you will taste in every creation.
Viba is leading in Germany for high-quality original nougat praliné thanks to a history of more than 125 years. And still the brand surprises with a wide range of other confections.
Find out your favourite teats… as a gift, to share or just for yourself!

Café Lounge

Time to relax and enjoy

In our café, we will spoil you with homemade cakes, ice cream creations topped with the finest nougat sauces and irresistible desserts that will add another culinary highlight to your visit to the Viba Nougat-Welt.
Beware: Our menu is full of tempting treats...

Viba Nougat Törtchen
Terrasse der Viba Nougat-Welt

Restaurant And Park

Savoury delights

Enjoy a relaxed lunch break in our air-conditioned restaurant or take a seat on our sunny panoramic terrace with wide view over the park. Our passionate kitchen team prepares all our food with fresh produce, partly from our own garden. Let us spoil you with fresh salads, various pasta dishes and regional culinary classics combined with seasonal specialties… some of them surprisingly combined with nougat, of course.


Space For Your Event

Planning a company event, a champagne reception, a dream wedding or another special occasion? Viba Nougat-Welt is the perfect location for exceptional events.
Try our Confectionery Workshop Space for up to 50 people, the Auditorium at the Viba Brand-Center for exclusive meetings with up to 60 people or our Event Lounge on the Viba Nougat-Welt’s ground floor with impressive scenery for up to 300 guests.

We look forward to your inquiry!

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