Founded in 1891 by Jean Hinkel and his wife, Katharina, ‘Hinkel bakery’ has since become a firm favourite in the eyes of Düsseldorf locals. With a rich history, the family-run business served as a food bank during the Second World War in order to feed their hungry neighbors.
Since then, the legacy of Hinkel has been preserved by the family, with the business being passed down through the generations. Josef Hinkel, the great-grandson of the founder and master of the Düsseldorf Bakery Guild, now runs the bakery’s two stores in downtown Düsseldorf. Josef was introduced to the family business from a young age, learning the ropes as a child. Since then, he has become somewhat of a celebrity in his own right and can often be seen waving a cheery hello to all he passes as he cycles to the market with his fresh loaves.