Examples of Schnecken

Schnecken are a type of sweet bun or roll of German origin. They typically contain raisins.

The name Schnecken means snails in German and refers to the shape of the pastry. The bun is still common in Germany and Austria (in some regions as Schneckennudel[1]), where the name is Schnecke (which is the German singular of Schnecken), and in other parts of northern Europe. They are more commonly known as pain au raisin in France. Popular variants are Nussschnecken (filled with nuts and often raisins as well), Mohnschnecken (with a poppyseed filling) and Zimtschnecken, which are quite similar to cinnamon rolls and Chelsea buns.


  1. ^ Schmeller, Johann Andreas (1877). Bayerisches Wörterbuch: Sammlung von Wörtern und Ausdrücken, die in den lebenden Mundarten sowohl, als in der älteren und ältesten Provincial-Litteratur des Königreichs Bayern. Oldenbourg. p. 567. Retrieved 2019-01-07.