One product, one family and a success story that has lasted to this day. After marzipan had found its way to Lübeck from the orient in the Middle Ages, the master confectioner Johann Georg Niederegger gave this exotic delicacy its unique character. In 1806, he took over a patisserie and gave it his name. He created the recipe which is still used today for Niederegger marzipan. Not only did the Russian czar’s court have the Lübeck delicacy delivered in 1858, Niederegger later also became a purveyor to the court of the German Emperor. In the Philippines, a marzipan cake was mistaken for a wall plate in 1926. The mistake was only noticed when the cake started to melt in the heat. People in England tried to fry or boil the cakes without making the dish any more palatable to their taste. In 1895, people in Chicago were even urgently advised not to eat marzipan: it was said to be the “most indigestible substance after putty and railway station sandwiches”. But marzipan conquered the world regardless. A genuine success story made in Lübeck! Today, over 200 years after it was founded, this family business with its head office right opposite Lübeck’s historical town hall is already in its seventh and eighth generation of management. So don’t forget to drop by Niederegger on your visit to Lübeck! Entrance to the Marzipan Museum on the 2nd floor of the café is free and it’s a real highlight!