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Pepperkakebyen: The Norwegian Gingerbread Town

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Bergen, Norway, has an entire village constructed of gingerbread! It's a city tradition that gets bigger every Christmas season.

Every year since the Christmas tradition began in 1991, Bergen’s community comes together to construct the miniature wintery wonderland. In the video above of this year’s Pepperkakebyen (Norwegian for “the gingerbread village”), you can take a virtual tour through the rows of delicious houses, towers, trains, cars, and ships that are almost entirely made from real gingerbread. The city contains over 2,000 gingerbread houses flanking a mountainside and dotting around a lake.

There will be no Guinness World Record for Bergen's Pepperkakebyen, since a few of the components, like the train, aren't edible. They still enjoy calling it the world's largest gingerbread village. Read more about the Pepperkakebyen at Atlas Obscura.     


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