Bergen, Norway is home to the world’s largest gingerbread town

pepperkakeby bergen gingerbread christmasPhoto: Chris-Håvard Berge on Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)
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This Christmas season, why not head to Bergen and go sightseeing in the world’s largest gingerbread town?

Gingerbread cookies (“pepperkaker” in Norwegian) are the heart of one of Norway’s most iconic Christmas celebrations.

A tradition since 1991, Bergen’s impressive gingerbread town, dubbed “Pepperkakebyen,” is not to be missed!

See also: An introduction to Norwegian Christmas cookies and cakes

Feeling the Christmas spirit

Pepperkakebyen is a collaborative effort between the citizens of Bergen – an embodiment of the Christmas spirit. Schools, kindergardens, companies, and individuals all contribute to making the exhibition as spectacular as possible.

Participation is open to everyone, and anyone who wants to contribute can drop off their gingerbread creations in exchange for a free ticket to the exhibition, as well as a diploma. But for many, the fun of searching for their own masterpieces – among the throngs of gingerbread and people – during the fest is the main draw.

The last day to drop off your gingerbread creation is this Sunday, October 31. So, if you want to see your work on display in Bergen this Christmas, you will need to move fast!

Source: #NorwayTodayTravel

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