Did you know that there is a museum in Poland that was called by Hufftington Post one of the 10 places on earth you must visit, and by National Geographic one of the latest miracles of Poland? Did you know that there is a museum in Poland which made the biggest gingerbread: 12 square metres, was 238 kilo and was eaten in…15 minutes!
Let’s visit Living Museum of Gingerbreads (Żywe Muzeum Piernika) in Toruń
Toruń is one of the most beautiful Polish cities, a city where Copernicus was born. This place should be definitely on a must list of every visitor for its amazing architecture, sphere, food and of course fantastic Living Museum of Gingerbreads. Toruń is famous for its gingerbread which you can buy in every bakery in the city but in the living museum of gingerbread you will bake your own!
Trip Advisor issued the museum a certificate of Excellence and in 2018 it was visited by 141.000 guests from all around the world. It is definitely worth visiting for all age groups, it is fun, educational, interactive and extremely professional.
In the museum you will travel in time! First you will move to the medieval times where you can learn about the way of baking the gingerbread and the history and your guides will be…Gingerbread Master and Gingerbread Witch wearing traditional outfits. They are driven, funny, interactive and they will prepare with the visitors dough and bake the gingerbread. You can see there a copy of “die Teigbreche” (or a “dough-breaking machine”) and you can try working on a 150 years old quern-stones.
Then on the 2nd floor you will move to the early 20th century and visit a manufacturing room. You can see there for example original German machines for baking gingerbread, The L.G. Eberhardt factory blending machine from 1905 and old Otto Necke factory splitting machine. There is also and traditional oven from 1905 transported from Międzyrzecz (Lubuskie Voivodeship) and rebuilt here. You can also follow there a workshop of decorating your own gingerbread.
Museum is located on Rabiańska street in the middle of the city center and is adjusted to disabled visitors. It was created in 2006. The Museum is open daily 10am – 6 pm. First admission at 10, last at 5pm. There are tours in Polish and English. The tour takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Make sure that you book your tour online here: https://muzeumpiernika.pl/en/content/tickets, since the museum is extremely popular. And no wonder why! We loved it!
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