Karl Wicklein took over the management of the company together with Christa Walter (née Wicklein). Both families rebuilt the factory, situated on the Bucher Straße in Nuremberg, which was destroyed in the Second World War. In 1972 Karl Wicklein died, being only 47 years old.
Christa`s son, Ernst-August Walter, managed the company from 1972-1988, together with his sister Christa Eder (née Walter).
In 1988, the gingerbread- and sweets factory Gottfried Wicklein was taken over by Lebkuchen-Schmidt.
Today, Wicklein Lebkuchen is the leading brand for Original Nürnberger Lebkuchen – regionally, nationally and internationally known and loved for a good reason! Till today, the famous Wicklein gingerbread still owes its special flavor to our old recipes, which are true to the traditional handicraft.
As one of mankind`s oldest foods, the tradition of honey shows that is has alyways been a precious good throughout history. Each civilization, from the Ancient Egyptians to the Romans and the Germanic tribes worshiped this healthy natural product, as sweetener medical elixir or by singing about ists alcoholic form, the “mead”. In the medieval Nuremberg, “Zeidler” were the guardians of the bees, who ensured the availability of this important ingredient of the Nürnberger Lebkuchen. Today beekeepers protect and keep the bees as an important part of our ecosystem.
As our products are seasonal items, which delight people during autumn and the pre-Christmas period, you find Wicklein from September to December in the shelves of the most important food-retailers. Our products cannot be ordered directly.
Get to know our new product-line, developed in certified organic quality, which we have named “Heidi backt” (Heidi bakes). Our Heidi stands for a congenial and responsible woman, who has inherited her great knowledge about sustainability, high-quality foodstuff, the love of homeland and region and of course especially the passion for baking from her Grandma.
Our Heidi is furthermore adventurous and creative, therefore always new and surprising product ideas are created with her guidance. You will be surprised, which tasty and exceptional creations come from Heidi’s bakery.