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Gingerbread from Nuremberg

Nuremberg Elisen Gingerbread cookie - Single Packed
Single Packed Finest Nurembergs Elisen Gingerbread in the flavours nature, chocolate or sugar frosted
from 2.99EUR
Nurembergs Elisen Lebkuchen / Gingerbread, 3x
plain, chocolate or sugar frosted
from 6.59EUR
Nurembergs Elisen Lebkuchen / Gingerbread
plain, chocolate or sugar frosted
from 8.99EUR
Available at 10/01/2021
Lower Carb Elisen gingerbread, plain 250g
from 11.09EUR
Available at 10/01/2021
Nuremberg Elisen Lebkuchen / Gingerbread Whole milk chocolate
from 8.99EUR
Available at 10/01/2021
Nuremberg Elisen Lebkuchen / Gingerbread White chocolate
from 9.19EUR
Available at 10/01/2021
Nuremberg Elisen Lebkuchen / Gingerbread Almond
Gingerbread Cookies covered with almond pieces
from 9.19EUR
Available at 10/01/2021
Nuremberg Walnut Lebkuchen cookies with choco-frosting
Nuremberg Walnut Lebkuchen cookies - 5 pieces with chocolate cover
from 9.19EUR
Tin + Nürnberger Elisen Lebkuchen
Different types of Elisen Lebkuchen can be selected - ideal as a Christmas present
from 9.90EUR
Available at 10/01/2021
Tasting package, single packed: Nuremberg Elisen Gingerbread
from 87.90EUR
Big Nuremberg Elisenlebkuchen / Gingerbread - different sorts
from 20.19EUR
Available at 10/01/2021
Mini Gingerbread - Cookies, 150g
super small cookies made after the finest Elisenlebkuchen cookies from Nuremberg
from 5.90EUR
Available at 10/01/2021
Gingerbread tin with mini gingerbread
from 10.49EUR
Square Nuremberg Elisen Lebkuchen / Gingerbread
chocolate or assorted Elisen Lebkuchen Cookies
from 9.19EUR
Available at 10/18/2021
White Gingerbread rectrangles
from 9.19EUR
Nuremberg Gingerbread cookies, 2nd Quality
from 17.49EUR
Available at 10/01/2021
Fine Oblate Gingerbread - Basic Quality - Pack of 7, 200g
from 3.19EUR
Available at 04/01/2022
Summer Gingerbread Cookies
Tasty white chocolate cover with the flavors strawberry, orange, lemon and white chocolate
Available at 04/01/2022
Summer Gingerbread Mini - Cookies, 250g
Lebkuchen cookies available to buy in different summer refreshing flavors raspberry, mint-lemon, and peach
from 8.90EUR
Gingerbread Mini - Stones, 300g
Flavours: pear williams, rum plum, whiskey cherry
from 8.90EUR
Gingerbread Ornament - Merry Christmas
choose out of 10 ornaments
from 2.49EUR
Christmasy gingerbread hearts, 12cm
from 2.59EUR
Gingerbread heart, christmas
in small - medium - large available
from 2.79EUR
Lebkuchen-Christmas Tree & Star
from 5.90EUR
Gingerbread man decorated with face and buttons - 15cm
from 2.99EUR
Tin + Nürnberger Elisen Lebkuchen
Different types of Elisen Lebkuchen can be selected - ideal as a Christmas present
from 9.90EUR
Gingerbread box angel bells with Elisen
Filled with 400g gingerbread from nuremberg
from 14.90EUR
Gingerbread box Blue Christmas with Elisen Gingerbread
Delicious Elisen specialties in Cookie tin
from 14.90EUR
Golden star Elisen can
Metal tin with fine pastry specialties
from 14.90EUR
Nostalgic Nbg city views Elisen can
Storage jar with 5 of the finest Elisen gingerbread
from 14.90EUR
Gingerbread Tin Golden Reindeer
Gingerbread box with Elisen, 240g
from 10.90EUR
Nuremberg gingerbread tin
from 7.79EUR
Beautiful lantern can
from 9.89EUR
Christmas tin Christmas tree
from 10.49EUR
Historic Nuremberg gift tin
from 10.49EUR
Rudolph Reindeer gingerbread can
from 10.49EUR
Emperor tin
from 14.19EUR
Silver gingerbread box
from 14.19EUR
Classic gift box red
from 6.69EUR
Modern silver gift box
from 6.69EUR
Christmas village gift box
from 7.29EUR
Winter forest gift box
from 7.29EUR
Express train box with music
from 8.49EUR
Tin can antique book
from 8.80EUR
Anniversary gingerbread boxes
from 9.89EUR
Patrician gingerbread tin
from 9.89EUR
Christmas village idyll casket
from 10.69EUR
F.G. Butcher nostalgia tin
from 20.19EUR
Nostalgia box
from 39.99EUR
Available at 10/01/2021
Dresdner Christstollen with gift box 1000g
from 16.68EUR
Available at 10/01/2021
Original Dresdner Stollen in a gift box, 750g
from 14.28EUR
Available at 10/01/2021
Dresden Christ Stollen in a gift box, 500g
from 10.68EUR
Available at 10/01/2021
Micro marzipan stollen cake 25g
from 0.99EUR
Available at 10/01/2021
Mini Christmas Stollen Cake 200g
from 2.50EUR
Marzipan stollen cake - 200g
from 2.63EUR
Available at 10/01/2021
original christmas baked apple stollen specialties - 200g
from 2.70EUR
Available at 10/01/2021
Trial package - German stollen cakes - 4 sorts each 200g
from 10.90EUR
Available at 10/01/2021
original christmas stollen specialties - 500g - christstollen
from 4.14EUR
Available at 10/01/2021
Marzipan christmas stollen cake - 500g
from 4.50EUR
Available at 10/01/2021
Butter stollen cake - 500g
Available at 10/01/2021
Orange marzipan stollen - 500g
Available at 10/01/2021
Raisin stollen cake - 750g
from 5.75EUR
Available at 10/01/2021
Rum stollen - 750g
Available at 10/01/2021
Marzipan Christmas Stollen 750g
Available at 10/01/2021
Butter and almond stollen - 750g
Available at 10/01/2021
christmas marzipan stollen  - 1000g
from 7.54EUR
Available at 10/01/2021
Stollen cake confectionery in tin - 4 pieces
from 8.39EUR
Christmas stollen cake 200g in a gift box - different flavors to choose from
from 8.39EUR
Available at 10/01/2021
Stollen in metal box, 750g
Christstollen, marzipan tunnels, Butterstollen or baked apple stollen selectable
from 12.83EUR
Available at 10/01/2021
Gift box with christ - stollen, 1000g
Christstollen, marzipan tunnels, Butterstollen or baked apple stollen selectable
from 14.26EUR
Available at 09/01/2025
Premium Mini Stollen in gift box Christmas market 200g - diff. varieties
from 3.71EUR
Available at 09/01/2025
Stollen Mini in christmas gift box 200g - different sizes varieties
from 3.71EUR
Available at 09/01/2025
Christmas stollen cake gift box, 200g - different varieties
from 5.15EUR
Available at 09/01/2025
Stollen in christmassy tin, 200g - diff. varieties
from 5.15EUR
Fruit Cake
baked freshly after Grandma's Recipe
from 4.59EUR
from 3.99EUR
from 7.99EUR
from 11.99EUR
Gingerbread Deluxe Metal chest
filled with 2k finest Nuremberg Gingerbread cookies, gingerbread star, and christmas liquor
from 86.91EUR
Christmas Dream Metal chest
filled with 800g finest Nürnberger Lebkuchen, mixed, 1x Mini Gingerbread Cookies, 1000g Dresdner Christstollen, Fruit Bread 500g, and 2x Gingerbread-Ornaments
from 84.90EUR
Christmas Greetings Metal Chest
filled with finest Nuremberg Gingerbread Cookies, christmas stollen, fruitbread
from 23.90EUR
Santa Claus Metal Chest with gingerbread
filled with 3 pieces of Nürnberger Lebkuchen cookies, mini christmas stollen cake, and fruit bread
from 24.90EUR
Nuremberg treasure chest
from 16.09EUR
Christmas magic chest
from 18.39EUR
Winter dream gingerbread chest
from 19.29EUR
Winter time gift chest
from 20.09EUR
Aachen Christmas mixture chest
from 24.79EUR
Silver chest of Nuremberg old town
from 29.89EUR
Christmas market chest
Contains a mixture of approx. Gingerbread & Christmas goodies
from 42.59EUR
Santa Claus Metal Chest
Gingerbread chest without content, Design: Santa Claus
from 13.90EUR
Advent gift package
from 20.19EUR
Gingerbread gift box
from 24.49EUR
Christmas package pastry mix
from 27.89EUR
Gingerbread gift merry christmas
from 27.99EUR
Holiday gingerbread gift package
from 28.69EUR
Christmas Hamper Picnic
Gingerbread confectionery - Single Packed
Single-wrapped Elisen gingerbread confection with chocolate coating, available in different flavors
from 1.69EUR
Cinammon Star Cookie single packed
from 0.93EUR
Magenbrot single packed
from 1.15EUR
Baumkuchen Cookies - single packed
from 1.72EUR
Aachener Printen - single packed
from 1.52EUR
Pfeffernüsse single packed
from 0.95EUR

Gingerbread - A diverse traditional product from Germany

The Nuremberg Elisen gingerbread is especially in the winter time a very popular pastry and for many people an integral part of the Christmas tradition. Its spicy smell and the juicy consistency characterize the delicious honey cake. And of course the incomparable sweet taste. The world-famous Christmas biscuit, which is often sold in a filled gingerbread can, looks back on a long history and an astonishing variety.


Aufeinander gestapelte Lebkuchen

What is a gingerbread and where does it come from?

Well, the origin of the name is not clear, on the one hand, the term gingerbread could be derived from the Latin "Libum" (flat bread), on the other hand makes the Germanic word "loaf" sense.

However, one is relatively sure as far as history is concerned. Because first records go back to the year 350 BC. Christ, which says that already the Romans brushed their cakes with honey before baking. And also the Egyptians knew already small cakes which were sweetened with honey, as grave goods prove. The gingerbread as it is known today was originally invented in the 13th century in the Belgian town of Dinant. Over the course of several decades, it spread through Aachen to Nuremberg and was refined further and further. First, the gingerbread (pepper was then the collective term for all spices) was known only in the monasteries. There he was baked and eaten all year round, as he is very durable due to the high sugar content.

Lebkuchen-Box Verzierung

In 1395, first gingerbread bakers outside the Nuremberg monastery walls were mentioned. The craft spread quite quickly in the trading city and each of the gingerbread had its own well-kept recipe, but these are usually based on the same basic ingredients:

  • Hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts or other nut species

  • Protein, flour and sugar or honey
  • Orangeate, citron and marzipan
  • And especially important: The top secret spice blends

In addition to cinnamon and cloves, ginger, cardamom, coriander, mace, nutmeg, fennel and allspice are typical gingerbread spices. Despite this manageable amount of ingredients, over the centuries many different varieties of gingerbread have developed, which are essentially divided into "brown gingerbread" and "wafer gingerbread".

The brown gingerbread - the unknown standard

The recipe of this gingerbread is based on a relatively high flour content, which together with the classic spices and the traditionally used honey (today often used also sugar syrup) results in a firm and kneadable dough. This can typically be refined with different nuts or candy. Due to the somewhat firmer texture, this dough is also very easy to cut and shape, which is why it mainly serves as the basis for the most varied gingerbread figures.

The best-known form here is certainly the gingerbread house , which is regionally referred to as the gingerbread house, crunchy house or witch's house. Although the gingerbread house based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Hänsel and Gretel", but it is in addition to the German-speaking countries in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and the English-speaking area widespread.

Lebkuchenhaus mit Figuren
Männchen aus Lebkuchen

But you should not forget the gingerbread man here. The gingerbread man is more common in English-speaking countries, but is gaining more and more worldwide reputation and popularity. Part of this is certainly the film "Shrek" at. Surprisingly, the gingerbread man looks back on a long history, because he has been known since the 16th century.

Wafers gingerbread - The classic for Christmas

In contrast to the brown gingerbread is the family of wafer gingerbread. These must consist of at least 7% nuts, half of which must be almonds, hazelnuts or walnuts. The second half consists mostly of other so-called "oilseeds", such as sunflower seeds or poppy.

The dough of the wafer gingerbread is very soft and is usually applied to the wafers with a syringe bag. The thin dough slice fulfills two functions: Firstly, it gives the gingerbread sufficient stability during production, and secondly, it prevents the dough from burning on the sheet during baking. After dosing, the raw mass is distributed evenly with a special tool, the so-called "gingerbread bell". As the name suggests, this is reminiscent of a wooden bell and is simply placed with the opening on the individual dough portions. By turning at the top of a down-mounted metal bar distributes the mass evenly on the wafer.

White gingerbread - The eye-catching of the oblates gingerbread

This gingerbread dances in comparison with his brothers something out of line, because he is usually baked on a square wafer and has a strikingly bright color. This is based on the relatively high proportion of whole egg or protein, which is predetermined by the corresponding gingerbread recipe. In addition, it may consist of a maximum of 40% flour.

Fine wafer gingerbread - The prince of gingerbread

These gingerbread are closely related to the classic "Wafer gingerbread". However, since they must have a nut content of at least 12.5%, they are higher quality and much tastier.

Runde Lebkuchen im Beutel verschiedene Sorten


Elisen gingerbread - The king among the gingerbread

For a gingerbread to become a masterpiece and to bear the protected term "Elisenlebkuchen" (german for Elisen gingerbread), it must meet very specific criteria: it must consist of at least 25% almonds, hazelnuts and / or walnuts (no other nuts may be used here!) And may contain a maximum of 10% flour. The most delicious gingerbread, such as our finest Nuremberg Elisen gingerbread , even completely renounce the flour and have a nut content of almost 40%!


Printen and pepper nuts - Only part of the gingerbread variety in Germany

Due to the long history of the gingerbread several regional variations of the Pfefferkuchens have been created in Germany. Some of the best-known gingerbread specialties are, in addition to the Aachen Printen, certainly the Pulsnitzer gingerbread or the Offenbacher Pfeffernüsse. But the Neisser confectionery and the Coburger Schmätzchen are nationally known Christmas cookies.



Aachener Printen gingerbread


The Printen are a variation of the brown gingerbread and exist in its basic form since the 15th century. The name comes from the Dutch "prent" and the English "print" and refers to the manufacturing method, because the dough is pressed in this specialty in a wooden form. Depending on the occasion, these can also be decorated with ornate patterns or have special shapes. The term "Aachen Printen" is today a regionally protected designation.

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Aachener Printe Druckform



Pepper nuts


This specialty is 2-3 cm small hemispheres made of brown gingerbread dough with white sugar coating. The pepper nuts were invented in the 18th century and their taste is a little spicier than other comparable Christmas cookies. Regionally, there are different variations, but the best known are the "Mecklenburger Pfeffernüsse" and the "Offenbacher Pfeffernüsse", for which even Goethe raved.


Halbierter Pfefferkuchen Dunkle und helle Pfeffernüsse


Pulsnitzer gingerbread

These gingerbreads are known since the 16th century and are also based on the brown gingerbread, but they are mainly characterized by the rye flour used. In their production, different dough portions are mixed together, which have been stored for different periods. After baking and slicing, the gingerbreads still get a thick chocolate coating.




Recipe for brown gingerbread

If you are hungry for juicy delicacies, you can simply bake this recipe yourself! You can then use this gingerbread perfectly as a basis for your own figures. Simply cut out or cut out the desired shape.






You'll need the following ingredients:


  • 125g dark sugar beet syrup
  • 25g butter
  • 20g sugar
  • 180g of flour
  • 1 teaspoon gingerbread spice
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • Decoration at will
Ausstechformen für Lebkuchen



The preparation is very simple:


  1. Heat the syrup, butter and sugar in a pan until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add the flour, gingerbread spice and soda and knead into a smooth dough.
  3. Refrigerate the dough for about an hour in the refrigerator.
  4. Roll out the dough on a floured surface 3-4 mm thick and cut out figures.
  5. Lay out the figures on a baking tray with baking paper and spread with milk.
  6. Bake in preheated oven at about 200 degrees for about 10 minutes (convection).
  7. After cooling, the gingerbread can be decorated as you wish.



But it is easy if you order the original Nuremberg gingerbread directly from us in the online shop. Here you have a large selection of variations and can also convince yourself of the quality of our other gingerbread products! ist durchschnittlich mit 4.9 von 5 Sternen ausgezeichnet, auf Grundlage von 5492 eKomi-Verkäuferbewertungen.