Well worth it
The marzipan museum is upstairs from the Niederegger Café. There are only a few exhibits, but what is there is mind blowing. The old "Kogge", a merchant ship, is well worth seeing as are the life-sized figures.
Definitely stop at the Café, the cake and pastries will blow your mind too. And I don't know how you can resist shopping for some of the marzipan treats downstairs in the store. [more]
Niederegger Marzipan Museum
Ahh, marzipan... such sweetness, such a temptation, such a brilliant reason to visit the town of Lübeck in North Germany. Lübeck and this sweet confectionary have gone hand in hand since the early 1800s, and the Niederegger shop opposite the steps of the Town Hall is one of the busiest areas in town. Although marzipan is known to be Oriental in origin, most locals will tell you it was invented in Lübeck, a result of a famine in which the town ran out of all foods except for almonds and sugar.
The Niederegger shop offers visitors over 400 different types of confectionary made from marzipan, as well as a café and a museum containing 12 life-sized statues carved from the sweet, representing 12 personalities from the city’s history... if you can call Santa Claus a personality from the city's past!! The museum can be found on the second floor of the shop, and is free to get into... which is just as sweet as marzipan itself! [more]
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