A recent piece in the travel section of the New York Times chronicles the author's attempt to recreate the magic of a solo trip (from the early aughts) through the southern half of Germany, this time with her partner and three children in tow.
It reminded us of our own extensive travels through the area that encompasses Bavaria, the Black Forest, and the birthplace of the Brothers Grimm...and how this enchanting region has in fact inspired several of our favorite Leckerlee tin designs.
2016's Starry Night tin featured a panorama of some of the Bavarian region's most famous symbols, including Neuschwanstein Castle, King Ludwig II's lavish retreat which became the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle. In the same year, we released our Hansel & Gretel tin, an ode to the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, complete with lebkuchen crumbs to guide the two siblings' way home. Both tins, now sold out, can be seen on our page showcasing the entire Leckerlee tin collection.
This season's adorable Black Forest tin is our latest homage to German culture. The tin highlights the cuckoo clocks the region is famous for, as well as the Bollenhut, the traditional woolen red (also black) pom-pom hat worn by villagers on special occasions.
Anyway, it's just about time to kick off our 8th lebkuchen season at Leckerlee. See you very soon!!