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What does that actually mean, "Nuremberg Lebkuchen"?

Unlike many other food designations such as Emmental cheese, for example, the designation "Nuremberger Lebkuchen" is a genuine indication of location. Only Lebkuchens that were really baked here in Nuremberg can call themselves Nuremberg Lebkuchen. When creating new varieties, we like to combine tradition with new recipes - just like with our popular guild elise, the Gingerbread of the year 2015. Nevertheless, many people associate above all the classic round wafer Lebkuchens with chocolate or sugar icing with the expression "Nuremberger Lebkuchen", also the term "Elisen Lebkuchen" is closely connected with the Franconian metropolis. In fact, however, this is a very special distinction: In order for a Gingerbread to become an Elise, it must consist of hazelnuts, walnuts and almonds. And only if the Elise is then also produced in Nuremberg, will you have a real Nuremberg Elisen Lebkuchen.
Gingerbread and Nuremberg: How did that come together?

The fact that Nuremberg of all places became the capital of Gingerbread is probably due to its central position: Many trade routes flowed together here, so that there were always enough spices available - an absolute rarity in the Middle Ages. The area was also famous for its richness in honey and the recipes for Gingerbread from the earliest times were known by the monks of the area. They ate the long-lasting honey cake, mainly to fortify themselves in winter, when other supplies became scarce. Thanks to these excellent conditions, the craftsmanship of the Gingerbread maker in Nuremberg has developed over the centuries without ever losing sight of tradition. And that is why Nuremberg Lebkuchen is still a very special treat at Christmas and Advent, even in the 21st century.