Kopcsik Marcipania - Gastro Obscura

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Kopcsik Marcipánia

Eger, Hungary

See more than 150 sculptures, stained glass windows, and famous works of art all rendered in marzipan. 


Located on a side street of the central square in the town of Eger, Hungary this five-room museum showcases the works of a legendary confectioner. Lajos Kopcsik holds the title of “Most culinary art awards won at the same competition” in the Guinness Book of World Records for his 10 Clover Leaf medals at the IKA/Culinary Olympics in Berlin. Here, the maestro displays his prowess with more than 150 fantastical creations all wrought in marzipan.

There are famous paintings, sculptures, cartoon characters, reproductions of stained glass windows, and even an entire Baroque sitting room made using only this confection of sugar, honey and almond meal. The coloring is done by tempura made of egg whites and dyes, while the glossy exterior is the result of adding egg whites to the marzipan mix. Kpocsik, who died in 2022, was a master in using this medium in many different art forms. 


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The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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