Germany Travelogue: Nuremberg - Famous for Lebkuchen
I have had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful city a number of times in the cooler months as well as in the summer, on my own as well as with kids! My best experiences have always been in the Altstadt (Old City) of Nuremberg walking along the cobblestone streets enjoying the historic buildings and spaces - especially the Hauptmarkt.
The last time I was in Nuremberg was in the summer of 2018 when I was traveling with my middle daughter. I was there to visit the three bakeries we import our Lebkuchen from - Lebkuchen Schmidt, Wicklein and Fraunholz. My daughter who was 17 at the time informed me that she was not interested in visiting bakeries and that she was spending the day on her own (kind of weird for a mother to hear that her kid is just going to do her own thing in a different country!!).
There is so much to write about this grand city but I will focus on Lebkuchen!
Back to my 2018 trip to the city. Although the bakeries we buy from all have their baking facilities outside the old town they each have a shop in the Altstadt that I visited. Lebkuchen Schmidt has a small shop on the southeast corner of the Square where you can sometimes see demonstrations of how Lebkuchen is made and you can shop for Lebkuchen year round. Fraunholz (truly a family owned and run bakery) has a small shop - an Elisenlebküchnerei - near the Albrecht Dürer Platz and statue.
A particularly special place to visit if you're interested in Lebkuchen is the Wicklein cafe and shop in the Hauptmarkt. The space is gorgeous with high ceilings and old brick walls. There is a small area for sitting to enjoy coffee, tea, wine and, of course, Lebkuchen. The shop is filled with Wicklein treats. And...you can pre-book to participate in a Lebkuchen making workshop for either 15 € or 25 €. I did not take the opportunity to do this but the next time I am in Nuremberg I definitely will!
There is so much more to Nuremberg and the surrounding areas. I would love to hear your stories of living in or traveling to Nuremberg. Use the comment section below to add to our Travelogue story.
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