The 12 Apostelkeller: well known all over the
Our long time serving staff and our own
music band who play “Heurigenmusik” (traditional Austrian music)
will make sure that you will have an unforgetable
cosy stay in
wine tavern atmosphere. The 12A is well known for Viennese
hospitality - even beyond the borders of Austria.
Our name 12A stands for tradition and enjoyment.
Whether it is a romantic candlight dinner you want
or a private
event for up to 390 people we can fulfill all your expectations.
Our Wines: Typically Austrian
We offer an extensive range of local wines.
Our indigenous white wine varieties are “Grüner Veltliner”, “Welschriesling”,
Muskateller” as well as the “Gemischter Satz” (special Viennese wine).
We also offer a
variety of red wines such as “Blaufränkischer”, “St. Laurent” and “Zweigelt”.
Among the many delicacies, it is undoubtedly
the “Ribiselwein” (red current wine) that has achieved the greatest
Hermito of Doderer, an Austrian author who published the
novel “Strudelhofstiege” (The Strudelhof Steps) obtained his fame
thanks to this special wine.
Our cuisine: Traditional Austrian
Our menu offers an extensive selection of
traditional Austrian dishes.
We serve original “Wiener Schnitzel Kaiser Art"
and “Tafelspitz” (traditional boiled beef).
The classic “Fiakergulasch”
(beef goulash with sausages and fried egg) is one of our specialties
and tastes great with a good beer.
Viennese cuisine is also well known for its tasty
desserts. We offer a variety of sweets and deserts such as “Apfel,-
und Topfenstrudel” (apple and cheese curd strudel)
“Powidltascherln” (dumplings filled with plum jam) and
“Kaiserschmarren” (shredded pancake).
The historic "Twelve Apostles Keller" welcomes
you to its romantic arches!
Three underground floors which are up to 18m
in depth protect moments of history. The origins of the building go
as far back as the Romanesque and Gothic period
from the year 1339. The masonry of the “Brunnenkeller” (well cellar)
which uses stoneblocks characteristc of the period from about 1100.
The large gothic arch in the upper floor dates
back to the year 1500. After its destruction the house was rebuilt
in 1561 and was restored with
early barock styled gothic arches in
the Brunnenkeller. The foundation stone in the “Brunnenkeller” is
engraved with the year 1561.
In war times, for example the Turkish sieges of
1529 and 1683 the lower floors were used as places of refuge.
this time the completely preserved Gothic “Brunnenstube” (dining
room) in the cellar was the water source for the refugees.
The preseved Barock façade was designed by
Viennese Architect Lucas von Hildebrandt between 1716 – 1721 and is
still one of Viennas most beautiful facades.
The house is named
after Hildebrant and is a listed building. The house is also known
as “Elloisches Haus”.
In the building on the first floor there
is a “Volutensprenggiebel” (gable arch) with a statue of our Lady of
Mariazell with inscrition and chronogram (1717).
On September 8,
2007 Pope Benedict XVI visited Mariazell to celebrate a religious
service (Vesper) on the occasion of the 850th anniversary of the
At this point all sacred sites of Our Lady of
Mariazell were blessed which includes the “Zwölf-Apostelkeller”.
Well-known artists, poets and painters have
gathered over the years since the establishment of the "Twelve
Apostles Keller" in 1952
and enjoy the magic and romance of the
past years within these ancient vaults.
piece of Viennese tradition
place for young and old