Luxemburgerli Macarons by Sprüngli Zurich are smaller than regular Macarons, and even tastier. Macarons are not only a “trend food”, but also incredibly delicious. The Luxemburgerli (macarons) from Sprüngli Zurich are THE tip if you are looking for these delicious little delicacies in Zurich, as well as Birchermüesli. Luxemburgerli are much smaller than macarons, with a diameter of around 2.5 cm, and when they are still very fresh they literally melt in your mouth.
Luxemburgerli are named after the country of Luxembourg. At the end of the 1950s, the young confectioner Camille Studer was on a training course in Zurich and presented a delicacy to the Confisserie Sprüngli that he knew from his former teacher, based on a recipe from a French confectioner from 1957.
Since then, the Luxemburgerli Macrönchen have not only been a symbol for Confisserie Sprüngli but also for Zurich itself. They are available in the classic varieties chocolate, bourbon vanilla or raspberry as well as in alcoholic varieties such as Champagne or Champagne Rosé. The golden macarons in the pictures are the Champagne Deluxe variety and taste extremely delicious, with a nice hint of champagne taste. Highly recommended!
In addition to the regular varieties, there is a seasonal variety every month. Those are for example Torroncino in the colder months and fruity flavours in the warmer ones. As with macarons, Luxemburgerli should be eaten very quickly, as they taste best when they are still soft.
Of course, the price of Luxemburgerli is also corresponding to the effort of making them. A small box, like the one I had, with 16 Luxemburgerli costs 17 CHF. Of course, there is no upper limit for sizing of boxes and numbers of little treats.
And: Makrönchen are available everywhere, Luxemburgerli only at Sprüngli!
Sprüngli in Zurich
Sprüngli has shops and cafés all over Zurich, in the city centre, at the main train stations as well as at Zurich Airport! Check out the list on google maps here.