Mon - Fri: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat: 11:15 am - 3:00 pm
Any candy store that features a window display of a mannequin in an old fashioned dentist's store is probably going to be a strange place. Heidelberger Zuckerladen certainly fits the bill!
My friend, who lives in Heidelberg, knows I like weird and offbeat things so during the Heidelberger Herbstfest, she suggested that we stop in to the Zuckerladen. The store was really packed because of the festival, but the few things that I did see were definitely odd. The store is small, cramped, old, and of course, odd odd odd!
There were candy models of the mouth/teeth, creepy Barbie doll displays, rude Lebkuchen, and much more. You know those gingerbread-looking hearts with sweet sayings on them in German? Those are traditional Lebkuchen. This candy store had non-traditional Lebkuchen with sayings like a**hole (in German) on them. They would be good for a crude gag gift, for sure.
We didn't stay inside very long because the store was so crowded. I hope to stop again during a less busy time to get my fill of weird displays and naughty candy.