Marzipan on my mind today.
When I’m traveling, I look forward to special culinary treats. In Germany recently, there were many delicious temptations and I did not resist! While on the train from Hamburg to Lübeck for a day trip, I was talking to a very nice woman who told me that Lübeck is famous for its marzipan, a confectionery paste made of almonds and sugar. So, in addition to enjoying Lübeck’s Christmas Market and touring other points of interest in the city, I made sure to indulge in this delectable dessert.
On this cold, rainy day in December, I was warm and cozy at Lübeck’s oldest café, Conditorei & Café Maret at Markt 17, savoring my coffee and hazelnut marzipan cake.
Bakers in Lübeck have been producing “marci panis” for over 500 years. The Niederegger company began the commercial production of marzipan in Lübeck in 1806. The company has a café and museum at Breite Str. 89.