Every year since 1991, a massive feat of engineering (or should that be ginger-neering) has taken place in the heart of Bergen, as the world’s largest gingerbread town rises from the ground. This year is no different.
Local kids and volunteers will be united in the spirit of Christmas, constructing this tasty treat of a town made from hand-baked houses, trees, ships and cars.
A lot of the sweet material is delivered from kindergartens and schools in the area, and everyone who takes part is granted free access to the final display (and so are all kids aged 12 and under). This is a mmm-magical wonderland like no other.
Pepperkakebyen, as it’s called in Norwegian, is set in the Sentralbadet in Bergen centre, at Teatergaten 37.
Several other cities around Norway make their own gingerbread towns, but this one in Bergen is the best of them all. As icing on the cake, a selection of gingerbread will be for sale too, so you can get your own bite of Bergen! NB: the gingerbread town will be closed on December 25th.
Visiting Bergen on a budget