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Bergen’s Gingerbread Town (Pepperkakebyen) in Norway

Gingerbread Bergen is filled with thousands of small beautiful details made of sweet dough

Bergen’s Gingerbread Town (Pepperkakebyen)
Bergen’s Gingerbread Town (Pepperkakebyen)

The most charming and heart-warming Christmas exhibition ever is made of thousands of houses, trains, cars, people, and other small elements. Altogether they create a miraculous gingerbread town (Pepperkakebyen), which is actually a minimized model of the town of Bergen. Walking around the sweet town one might recognize its various buildings and locations, like for instance, a stadium full of football fans observing a football match. Occasionally princess Rapunzel may pop out of the tower. Every tiniest detail is made of gingerbread. Bergen's schoolchildren contribute to the beautiful and delicious creation baking their own gingerbread items and decorating them. The display opens in the huge tent in the end of November and is available until New Year's Day.

For more details and the latest updates, please check with the official website (see External Resources below.) Also, take a look at the map suggesting the best accommodations nearby.

Practical info

When is the best time to see Gingerbread Bergen?

Gingerbread Bergen welcomes visitors from late November to early January. During this time, you can enjoy the magical Christmas display, which features thousands of gingerbread houses, people, and cars. This lovely display is something not to be missed, especially if you enjoy the festive season. So, plan your visit during November or December to have the best experience during the Christmas holiday season. Show more

What is the location of Gingerbread Bergen?

Gingerbread Bergen is situated in Bergen, Norway. The display is located inside a large tent that is set up in the city sometime in late November. If you want to learn the exact location, you can always check the Gingerbread Bergen website. You can also find the nearby accommodations map and plan your stay to explore the whole spectacle with ease. Show more

What can I expect to see at Gingerbread Bergen?

Gingerbread Bergen is all about intricate and unique details made from gingerbread. The miniature models of Bergen's famous landmarks, tiny gingerbread people indulged in various activities, and numerous other objects are some of the things that you can explore at Gingerbread Bergen. As the city's schoolchildren also contribute to the display by adding their gingerbread creations, every year, you can look forward to something exciting and new at Gingerbread Bergen. Show more

Why do Bergen's schoolchildren contribute gingerbread creations to Gingerbread Bergen?

The exciting Gingerbread Bergen display owes a lot of its unique creations to the young children of Bergen. Each year, the city's schoolchildren make gingerbread items and adorn them with decorations. These items are then added to the Gingerbread Bergen display, creating an atmosphere of camaraderie, and a shared sense of community effort. Such an act instills a sense of pride and ownership among the young children who have actively contributed to the adornment of their town. Show more

What are the opening and closing times of Gingerbread Bergen?

The magical Gingerbread Bergen display opens at the end of November and closes on New Year's Day. This leaves ample time for visitors to appreciate the exhibit and indulge in the festive celebrations during the holiday season. However, it is always wise to keep a tab on the official Gingerbread Bergen website for the latest information on display timings and make the most of this opportunity to enjoy the winter wonderland of Bergen. Show more

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