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FAQ

1. Product questions

2. General questions

3. Café Niederegger

4. History and facts

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1. Product questions         

What is the best way to store marzipan?
Niederegger products should ideally be kept in a cool, dry place (between 16 and 18 °C).

Which products are gluten/lactose-free?
Gluten-free items can be found here.
And lactose free items here.

Which products are suitable for vegans?
All marzipan products without a chocolate covering are free from milk constituents and therefore suitable for vegans. These include:

Chocolate-free classics
White loaves
Potatoes
Rum balls
Fruit and vegetables  
Baking marzipan

Where can I find nutritional information?
Please click here to access nutritional information on our products.

When do Christmas/Easter products go on sale?
Christmas items are generally available from 1 September.
Advent calendars don’t go on sale until 1 October, however.
Our Easter products are available from 1 March.

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2. General questions    

Is it possible to visit your factory?
For hygiene reasons, we are unfortunately unable to offer any visits to our production site. In our Marzipan Salon in Lübeck’s Breite Straße, you can find out about the long process in which almonds are transformed into marzipan specialities.
Here, you can find out more about what’s on offer at our Café in Breite Straße.

Does Niederegger send product samples?
In order to be fair to all our customers, we have taken the decision not to send product samples.

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3. Café Niederegger     

What are Café Niederegger’s opening hours?
Please click here to view the Café’s opening hours.

How do I book a table?
Please click here to complete an online reservation.
You can also reserve a table by calling +49 (0)451 530 1125 or by sending an email to info@niederegger.de

Is there a marzipan museum?
In 1999, the Marzipan Salon on the second floor of Niederegger’s original branch at Breite Straße 89 was opened as a museum.

What can visitors expect there?
The Marzipan Salon takes visitors on a journey through the ages, tracing the history of this almond speciality from its Middle Eastern origins to its tradition in Lübeck. Visitors can also admire the life-sized marzipan statues of famous Niederegger marzipan lovers from throughout history.

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4. History and facts

What do the initials “J.G.” stand for in the company name?
They are the initials of the company founder, Johann Georg.

When was Niederegger founded?
Niederegger was founded in 1806. It was a period of economic difficulty, as Lübeck was under French occupation at the time.

What is meant by “100% marzipan paste”?
“100% marzipan paste” means that marzipan with the sugar content of a paste is used, i.e. no more sugar than the 35% that is usual for such a paste.

What is Niederegger marzipan?
Niederegger marzipan is 100% paste and 0% added sugar.

What is Niederegger marzipan made of?
It’s made of Mediterranean almonds, sugar and a secret ingredient (formerly rose water). Depending on the flavour, we also use selected chocolate varieties, fine butter, cream, natural aromas, fresh pistachio kernels and natural fruit purée.

What is Lübeck marzipan?
Lübeck marzipan consists of 70% paste to 30% sugar and therefore corresponds to the standard German term “Edelmarzipan” (fine marzipan).

What is “Edelmarzipan”?
“Edelmarzipan” also consists of 70% paste to 30% sugar.

What is Lübeck “Edelmarzipan”?
Lübeck “Edelmarzipan” consists of 90% paste to 10% sugar.