Pepperkakebyen
Pepperkakebyen
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The world's biggest gingerbread city. Miniature houses, trains, cars and ships made from real gingerbread. Schools and kindergartens contribute every year in making a miniature version of Bergen - all in gingerbread-cookies! Miniature houses, trains, cars and ships made from real gingerbread. Schools and kindergartens contribute every year in making a miniature version of Bergen - all in gingerbread-cookies! This is one of the most breath-taking traditions we have got in Bergen. This is the World's largest Gingerbread town!
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Milana V
40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Some parts are so real and authentic, it is amazing! Only minus is the slider nearby, crowd and price is too high but overall worth a visit :)
Written January 26, 2020
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literarydouble
Liverpool, UK136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
It was a rainy December afternoon when I visited and funnily enough, I had a great time!

It's such an odd thing, a city made from gingerbread but when you get up close, you realise how cute and heartwarming it is. It has everything from schools and football pitches, to moving trains!

It's beautiful. It has hundreds of little houses and even ships made from gingerbread. From the outside, the building looks a bit like something out of 1980s Russia. It looks like it's set inside some sort of gym/sports buildings but it's grey and dull. Persevere, though!

I visited on a Sunday afternoon and it was SO BUSY! Like stupid busy, packed to the rafters sort of thing so be warned. I assume it's like that all of the time.

Inside there is a small kiosk that sells drinks and gingerbread

While I don't think you need to visit, it's pretty cute and it's really fun to see a Norwegian tradition up close.
Written January 14, 2020
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Lucette B
Cape Town Central, South Africa66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Before we travelled to Bergen we googled to see what can we do in 2 days. Should you be fortunate enough to be in Bergen in December, make a point to go and see the Pepperkakebyen Gingerbread City. Everything is made from gingerbread and reflects Bergen town. We debated if the Ferris wheel was also made from gingerbread and on closer inspection was amazed that it was. The amount of effort that has gone into this is priceless. Really a good way to start your trip. It also took us out of the rain outside for an hour or so.
Written January 9, 2020
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Tan Y
Stavanger, Norway18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We really loves this place. It has a few hundred houses, building and even ships made entirely of ginger bread. The whole exhibition is dimmed to simulate a typical night in Bergen. Adults pays 100NOK and kids below 12 years old enters for free. There is a slide at the far end of the exhibition too.
Written January 7, 2020
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mei17
Stavanger, Norway33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Went with my 3yo son. He enjoyed the gingerbread town a lot. He was most fascinated by the sections where there were trains running on the tracks. We were there around 9am and we were the only 2 families there. So got a few nice pictures of the gingerbread town without any human being within.
There was a Cafe and a slide. My son enjoyed the slide a lot. Definitely fun trip for the young children.
Written December 30, 2019
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Sherly627
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Rainy day so we try to look for something indoor for visitation. Found this place and is amazing. Spent about half an hour inside and seems like the artwork looks very good in photo.
Written December 29, 2019
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Diane
Anaheim, CA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
It was a very impressive display of creativity and imagination, everything made out of gingerbread. It’s a huge warehouse that showcased the talent of 2000 plus volunteers, most of them grade schoolers. For me, I likened it to Disneyland’s Small World—except that this displays were all gingerbread and edible. It was worth the visit..
Written December 26, 2019
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papillon2020
Brisbane, Australia704 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I think I was expecting something a bit more "realistic" but was worth a visit nonetheless. Perhaps it was the way it was presented - on white to assimilate snow but looked quite fake. Some of the displays were really beautiful while others were not really that special. At NOK10, it seems a reasonable price; however, you will find MANY MANY kids there (I suspect at any time) running around and screaming. We went on a quiet Thursday -- wouldn't want to go on the weekend!
Written December 21, 2019
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Chris G
47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
Pepperkakebyen - "Ginger bread house town" in Bergen Norway is a seasonal highlight around X-mas every year. Eagerly awaited by young and old it is the start of the most beautiful time of the year. Hundreds of small and large eatable peaces of art are donated by the Bergeners to build probably the biggest exhibition of its kind in the world. It is located at the old public swimming pool "Sentralbadet". We visit the place every year with our son and it is a treat for the whole family. When you think you have seen it all, there is just a new model around the corner never seen before. The details of some of the houses are just incredible. We really enjoyed the afternoon and will definitely be back. I think it is opened until 31st of Desember this year. If you are in town, you should not miss it.
Written November 26, 2019
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Linda C
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Amazing. Nothing like it in the Uk. Such hard work from so many people and children. Congratulations Bergen.
Written November 17, 2019
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