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Nougat and chocolate dreams to die for - come and discover the Viba Nougat World!

Walk on in! All lovers of sweet temptations can now look behind the scenes at Viba, the Thuringian confectionery specialist, and enjoy the fascinating world of nougat on an entertaining tour of the Viba Nougat World. You will accompany hazelnuts on their enthralling journey from cultivation through to production of this delicious sweet. The Viba exhibition also provides a wealth of interesting information about production processes, company tradition and more. Savour the fragrance of freshly roasted hazelnuts and enjoy numerous samples of fine nougat and chocolate products. One great highlight of the Viba exhibition is the transparent confectionery manufactory. It provides an insight into the production, decoration and packaging of the very finest chocolate, marzipan and nougat items, created by the confectioners in elaborate work stages and filigree work by hand. And if you would like to be a confectioner yourself for a day, there are a number of workshops where you can create your own chocolates or chocolate works of art.  
After this gourmet tour, the large factory shop offers everything a customer with a sweet tooth could possibly want. The whole range, together with regional and international delicacies, are excellent gifts and holiday souvenirs. More tasty specialities are available in the gourmet restaurant in the Nougat World. Along with desserts with original Viba nougat, you can also enjoy home-made Thuringian specialities and culinary delicacies from the Mediterranean cuisine.

Opening hours

Monday: 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 18:00
Friday: 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00

Restaurant: Mon - Sun 09.30 a.m. - 6 p.m.


  • Guided tour by appointment
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Language: German, English
  • Parking for coach: 10
  • Parking for car: 200
  • Family- and child-friendly
  • For children and families: Hands-on courses for children from age of six! Children will love to romp in the big playground in the Viba park!


Fully accessible for wheelchair users Marked parking spaces for the disabled available Lift available for wheelchair users Toilet fully accessible for wheelchair users Assistance for blind and visually impaired persons Assistance for persons hard of hearing Special and personal assistance resources for the disabled

3 disabled parking spaces (3.30x4.69 m). External routes over asphalt and narowly jointed concrete paving. Next to the main entrance (revolving door), there is a separate entrance for wheelchair users, prams and guests with long sticks. All the hallways in the building are wide and easy to travel along. Lift to all floors. With their special ticket, wheelchair users can enter the Nougat Exhibition through a door next to the turnstile . Wheelchair-accessible tables in the rooms where courses are held. Info on WC: accessibility on right = 97 cm, on left restricted by hand dryer to 58 cm.

Guided tours can be adapted to requirements of guests with restricted sight or hearing by prior appointment.  The Viba Nougat World has been awarded the plaque of  "People-Friendly" by the Disabled Council of the Town of Schmalkalden. It is frequently visited by guests with disabilities. Staff are accustomed to giving support and will be pleased to help.

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Contact information

Viba Nougat-Welt

Nougat-Allee 1
98574 Schmalkalden

Telephone: +49 (0) 3683-6921600
Telephone: +49 (0) 3683-6921601
Fax: +49 (0) 3683-692155600

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