Little town of gingerbread delights with its intricate features and tasty designs

Taking up 80 square meters, the town is constructed entirely of gingerbread, icing and sweets. Andrzej Grygiel/PAP

With two chocolate trains snaking their way around 237 houses, a church and a castle, the little town created with a tonne of gingerbread is a winter wonderland for the few hundred gingerbread people living there.

To construct the castle, 3,689 tiny bricks of gingerbread were individually cut and glued together.Andrzej Grygiel/PAP

For the buildings, confectioners used 1.1 ton of gingerbread dough, 105 kg of honey and 32 kg of spices.Andrzej Grygiel/PAP

The little gingerbread town even has a system of lights that distinguishes night and day.Andrzej Grygiel/PAP

The town is the largest gingerbread model town and is made up of 237 houses, a fortress, a castle and is circled by a moving chocolate train.Andrzej Grygiel/PAP

The decorations were made with litres of icing producing from 308 eggs, 150 lemons and 36 kg of icing sugar.Andrzej Grygiel/PAP

Taking six months to build, each element of the gingerbread town was first baked and then properly shaped, depending on their use.ANdrzej Grygiel/PAP

The Silesian gingerbread tradition dates back to the early 14th century when they were baked in huge, rectangular forms made of wood - the largest ones measuring as much as 105 cm tall.Andrzej Grygiel/PAP

Taking six months to build, each element of the gingerbread town was first baked and then properly shaped, depending on their use.Andrzej  Grygiel/PAP

The winter gingerbread town is open to visitor every day until February 28th. ANdrzej Grygiel/PAP