Kreutzkamm is a bakery that was established in Dresden in 1825. Famous for having traditional German baked goods, Kreutzkamm serves Christmas stollen, tree cakes, fancy cakes, chocolates, nougats, marzipan, cookies, and more.
The Kreutzkamm in Munich is right in front of the Theatinerstrasse tram stop near Marienhof.
Inside they have a nice cafe section, which could be a nice pit stop in the afternoon. Since I was visiting during the Christmas markets, there was too much to eat at the little food stalls. So we decided to bring back a tree cake to eat later (baumkuchen).
Written all over the internet in Japanese, Kreutzkamm is famous for baumkuchen to the Japanese. In the store, they even have a menu in Japanese only listing out the options for baumkuchen, none of the other sweets they have.
Baumkuchen is baked in layers on a spit and finally iced, resembling the rings on a tree. Pretty labor intensive, but the final product is impressive!
This particular baumkuchen is baked around paper, so the innermost layer is paper. Don’t forget to remove this first; otherwise, you’ll be pretty surprised with the first bite!
It was light in flavor and consistency, not a very heavy cake. To Japanese, it may be a little disappointing since they are used to a heavier baumkuchen with a higher egg count.
Kreutzkamm is definitely worth a visit even if it’s just to window shop! There are plenty of options to choose from.
8:00am to 7:00pm Monday to Friday
8:30am to 7:00pm Saturday
12:00pm to 7:00pm Sunday