Welcome to Lubeca

We are a leading producer of marzipan and nougat mass, chocolate couvertures, and almond and hazelnut preparations used as semi-finished products for further processing. Our customers are confectioners and bakers, chocolatiers, patissiers, and companies in the confectionery and baked goods industry located in over 50 countries around the world. Through our sole proprietor, the non-profit Friedrich Bluhme & Else Jebsen Foundation, our profits are used for the common good in Lübeck and its surroundings.

About us

Lübecker Marzipan-Fabrik v. Minden & Bruhns GmbH & Co. KG, operating under the brand name of Lubeca, is a medium-sized company with a longstanding tradition. It employs 230 people and exports its products to over 50 countries. Customers in Germany and abroad have been enjoying the premium quality of our products since the company was founded in 1904.

The special qualities of Lübecker Marzipan™, the company’s key product group, are reflected in its EU certification as a protected geographical indication. Lubeca chocolate couvertures and nougat are distinguished by their superior taste and extremely fine texture. The quality of Lubeca’s almond and hazelnut preparations, which are produced from the finest ingredients, is officially recognised by even the most stringent trade customers.

Company policy

The eight pillars of the company policy form the basis for our success.


Lübecker Marzipan-Fabrik is certified in accordance with the following management systems

  • Bio
  • IFS Food 2023
  • Fairtrade Programme
  • UTZ for sustainable cocoa
  • Halal
  • RSPO for sustainable palm oil
  • Kosher
  • DIN EN ISO 50001


The company has been run for many years by an experienced management team, which has made significant investment to expand the business and succeeded in considerably boosting sales.

Andreas Bäder (Head of Sales & Marketing)

Dr. Axel Hahner (CEO)


Lübecker Marzipan-Fabrik is wholly owned by the Friedrich Bluhme & Else Jebsen Foundation. The company owner, Friedrich Bluhme Jebsen, established the foundation shortly before his death, in 1960, as a means of ensuring the preservation of his life’s work without outside influence. The purpose of the foundation is to use the company’s profits to promote charitable, non-profit, religious, and cultural endeavours in the Lübeck region.