All about the Rothenburger Schneeballen (snowball cake)

The culinary trademarks of Rothenburg ob der Tauber are the "Rothenburger Schneeballen" (also knows as Fränkische Schneeballen), a cake that regularly tempts the palettes of visitors to Germany. These "Schneeballen" are made of shortcrust pastry rolled into balls and decorated in the traditional fashion with icing sugar hence the name “snowball”. In the Franconian and Hohenlohisch areas of Bavaria these treats have been around for over 300 years. Where once they were baked only for such special occasions as weddings, today they are served in numerous bakeries and cafés. Covered in chocolate and nuts or with a marzipan filling: whatever the variety, they are a delicious if somewhat naughty temptation!

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town where people enjoy life, especially the culinary side of life: savoury, sweet, liquid or solid – our gourmet treats know no bounds and no one leaves us hungry.

Click here for the recipe for Rothenburger Schneeballen (snowball cake)


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Traditional German pastry: Rothenburg Snowballs © Rothenburg Tourismus Service