The Luxemburgerli

The Luxemburgerli is a real Zurich classic.

Luxemburgerli from Zurich are light and airy and unbelievably scrumptious. The story of how this mini-macaroon came into being is enshrouded in legend. According to the confectionery company, Sprüngli, Richard Sprüngli discovered this sweet treat in Luxembourg. As a young confectioner – and manager in the fifth generation of the Confiserie Sprüngli at Paradeplatz – he traveled the world to gain experience, and probably came across this delicacy during this time.

On his return to Zurich, Richard Sprüngli and his team set about producing this mouthwatering confection themselves. Over the years, the recipe was refined so that it was smaller, lighter and even more airy than its rival products abroad. With its convenient bite-sized shape and delicious cream filling, the Luxemburgerli – as this mini-macaroon became known – soon conquered the hearts of the people of Zurich – and also those of the tourists visiting the city. Nowadays, it is hard to imagine Zurich without Luxemburgerli. And the basic recipe is still as strictly guarded as a state secret.

Luxemburgerli Facts:

  • Luxemburgerli should be eaten as fresh as possible and at room temperature
  • There are a total of eight different flavors, as well as a creation of the month
  • One Luxemburgerli weighs 8 g (0.3 oz)
  • No artificial coloring or additives are used

Luxemburgerli are on sale in many bakeries, patisseries and confectionery stores in Zurich, as well as at the following outlets: 

 

At Paradeplatz

Confiserie Sprüngli

Luxemburgerli taste best of all in the main Sprüngli shop – the confectioner’s has been based at Paradeplatz since 1859.
At Stadelhoferplatz

Sprüngli, Stadelhoferplatz

The popular Sprüngli classics, such as Luxemburgerli, truffles, and Bircher muesli, are also on sale at Sechseläutenplatz.
At the Main Train Station

Sprüngli Stores

The popular confectioner’s has four outlets at Zurich Main Train Station. Besides delicious Luxemburgerli, they also sell chocolates, truffles, cakes, and Bircher muesli.
At the Airport

Sprüngli Stores

Visitors can also find these classic Sprüngli delicacies at Zurich Airport. In addition, a café complete with lounge invites passengers to relax before boarding.

Multifaceted Zurich

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