Toruń’s gingerbread tradition dates back to the Middle Ages, with the first mention of it coming in 1380 when a baker named Niclos Czan was recorded as producing the delicacy.
Using over 1.2 tonnes of gingerbread dough, 120kg of honey, 28kg of ground spices, 32kg of icing sugar and 312 eggs, the model town features 300 intricately and colourfully decorated houses, two moving chocolate trains, a Christmas tree decorated with coloured icing as well as Santa Claus and other characters.
Just a short train ride from Warsaw are two contrasting cities that lie only a stone’s throw apart.
After being the bosses for decades in January 1920, the Germans relinquished control to the Poles.
Led by renowned gingerbread artist Marcin Goetz, more than 30 artists came together to create the 80-square-metre gingerbread town in the city of Gliwice, southwest Poland.
Town builds gingerbread replica honour of its baking heritage.