Five generations - 1846 until today

A family business since 1846

Underberg looks back on a long history of success, infused with an entire family’s passion: the tireless quest to improve, to renew, and to innovate. Discover the story of the Underberg family.

Underberg family portrait


For five generations, the Underberg family has manufactured its herbal digestive in Rheinberg, according to the secret SEMPER IDEM procedure.

Company founder Hubert Underberg launched his unique product on the market in 1846 after many years of careful development. Underberg was soon appreciated in many countries.

Underberg is a family business in which the personal initiative and responsibility of the company owners have set the standards of the future for 5 generations.

The book “Superbrands” included a story on the history and the ongoing success of Underberg.

Underberg today

More than 170 years of tradition and progression


Underberg looks back on 170 years of successful company and brand building.

Even though many things have changed since 1846, Underberg’s herbal digestive from Rheinberg is still the company’s most important product. This is why only the digestive bears the family name.

As a family-owned company, we have been able to adapt and to change organically and sustainably. What makes us different is our unique and irreplaceable product.

In everything we do, with regard to the Underberg brand, our primary concern is to meet our customers’ requirements.