Schmidt Lebkuchen Nuremberg: Buy Lebkuchen Tins Online
For over 600 years Schmidt Lebkuchen Nuremberg has been baking and selling their delicious Lebkuchen, a special type of Gingerbread. Travelers and Traders used to carry Lebkuchen with them to enjoy and sell, now we are lucky enough to be able to buy Lebkuchen online! During the Holiday Season of Advent and Christmas, you can find various Schmidt Lebkuchen Tins containing a variety of Lebkuchen cookies.
Every year new Schmidt Lebkuchen tins, and special packages are created and released just before October, to get you excited for the holidays. The highly collectible tins make fantastic gifts, because they contain a wide variety of cookies and treats, but you can also get simple boxes, bags and Advent Calendars full of Lebkuchen to enjoy.
The Schmidt Festive Chest is a massive chest with a large selection of Lebkuchen, German Christmas Cookies, Stollen and other treats (including tins within the tin). I buy it for my family every year, and it’s more than enough for our Christmas celebrations. In fact, I end up sending home extra packets with visitors. Or split the contents with my mother (We flip for the tin) While the tin itself is a bit expensive… you do get A LOT in it (and it’s a lovely collectible tin). Fortunately, there are many other tins for every price range.
Brief History of these Delicious German Lebkuchen Cookies
Nuremberg is in the perfect location for Lebkuchen. bSpice merchants traveled through the city from Genoa, Venice and the Orient, insuring a constant supply of pepper and other spices that gave a kick to these delicious cookies. Ginger itself was probably introduced to Germany by Crusaders returning from the Holy Land in the Eleventh Century. But spice alone doesn’t make Lebkuchen. Nuremberg is also close to the Reichswald… also known as the German Empire’s Bee Garden. Honey supplies essential sweetness, and keeps the cookies moist over time.
By the early 1600’s, Lebkuchen was only baked by special a Baker’s Guild called the Lebkuchler from a well protected secret recipe. It was not something for the home kitchen.
Nuremberg became famous worldwide for Lebkuchen.
At the Nuremberg Christkindlmarkt
Otto Schmidt Lebkuchen
In 1927 Otto Schmidt and his brother stumbled into the Lebkuchen business when they received a train car full of Lebkuchen as a payment for a debt. They got the idea to separate it into types, and sell it nationwide with advertising. It was so successful, that Otto Schmidt established his own Lebkuchen Bakery that has been selling Lebkuchen worldwide since then. Today they still use the same secret recipe, and the same high quality ingredients, ground nuts, spices, honey and chocolate that made them famous all those years ago.
You can Buy Lebkuchen Online from Schmidt Lebkuchen!
Schmidt Lebkuchen Tins come in all Sizes and assortments. The tins keep the Lebkuchen soft and fresh, and even become collectors items after the Lebkuchen cookies have been eaten. I have a large chest tin that I got years ago… and to this day I use it to store special letters from family in Germany. They make wonderful holiday gifts for friends and family. These start coming available in the fall of each year.
There really is a tin for every taste!
Lebkuchen Schmidt Chests
The annual Collectors Chest may cost a bit, but the value you get from the contents make it all worth it. The HUGE tin box comes LOADED with treats. You even find other small tins inside the big box! And all of the tins are collectible, as well as useful (I’ve filled mine with old letters and photos, as well as special memory trinkets)
Festtags-Truhe 2021 A selection of gingerbread and biscuit specialities in a noble metal chestNuremberg Gift Chest Delicious Elisen specialities and moreThe small festive package Small gingerbread package for big gourmets
Smaller Collectible Chests
These smaller chests make fantastic gifts for lovers of Lebkuchen!
Nuremberg Story Chest 1 chest with the finest pastry specialitiesWinter Stag Chest chest with 5 pastry specialitiesExclusive gourmet chest 7 fine biscuit specialitiesNuremberg at Night Chest 2021 Metal chest with 6 Christmas specialitiesHistorical Nuremberg chest 2021 filled with 6 different Lebkuchen and pastry specialitiesArt Chest Paul Klee Metal chest with Christmas specialitiesMouse chest Cute chest with Christmas specialities and mouse motif
Pick your favorites to make your own box!
Lebkuchen of the year 2021 Elisen-Königin without flour in the doughGingerbread Roasted Almond chocolate-coated Elisen-Lebkuchen with almond brittleChocolate Elisen less sweet Delicious Elisen Lebkuchen, less sugarMarzipan Mini-Elise exquisite Lebkuchen with marzipanlise Plum-Cinnamon Lebkuchen of the Year 2020Elise Franconian Hazelnut Elise gingerbread with Franconian hazelnuts
Shaped and Filled Lebkuchen
Fairytale House Fünf Schoko-Lebkuchenherzen mit Füllung und einem MärchenKaiserlein 4 brown filled Lebkuchen with chocolate coatingLebkuchen triangles 1 pack of Lebkuchen Triangles coated with whole-milk chocolateLebkuchen stars 4 chocolate and 4 glazed gingerbread starsChocolate-Fruit-Pastry one bag of chocolate fruit pastry filled with cherry-filling
Schmidt Christmas Cookies
Butter cookies with cocoa 12 Pieces of cocoa shortbreadButter cookies 12 pieces with whole milk chocolate baseNuremberg Vanilla Crescents One pack of buttery shortbread biscuitsNuremberg Cinnamon Stars One package of cinnamon starsSpeculoos 1 pack of finely spiced crunchy biscuitsNuremberg Butter Biscuits One pack of delicate biscuits with a fine buttery tasteNuremberg Nougat Buttons one bag of crunchy shortbread with a fine nougat noteNürnberger Anis-Knöpfchen a bag of crispy shortbread with a fine note of anise