Rendez-vous at the Gingerbread Museum in Gertwiller

  • Gingerbread Museum in Gertwiller

    Gingerbread Museum in Gertwiller

    © Musée du Pain d'épices

  • Gingerbread Museum in Gertwiller

    Gingerbread Museum in Gertwiller

    © Musée du Pain d'épices

  • Gingerbread Museum in Gertwiller

    Gingerbread Museum in Gertwiller

    © Musée du Pain d'épices

  • Gingerbread Museum in Gertwiller

    Gingerbread Museum in Gertwiller

    © Musée du Pain d'épices

Rendez-vous at the Gingerbread Museum in Gertwiller rue Principale 67140 Gertwiller fr

The attic of an antique barn in Gertwiller houses some 7,000 artifacts related to bread, gingerbread, cookie, and chocolate making.

Explore Alsatian folk art and the country life of yesteryear, while learning about gingerbread, which has been baked in Gertwiller for over two hundred years.

Originally, Crusaders brought back spices from the Eastern Mediterranean. The delicately spiced cake was only baked in monasteries and abbeys, between the 11th and the 16th centuries. Gingerbread making was eventually recognized as a profession in the 16th century, and the gingerbread bakers organized into exclusive guilds in the 16th and 17th centuries. There were as many as 9 gingerbread bakers in Gertwiller at the turn of the 20th century!

Two still pratice their trade, including Lips, owned by Michel Habsiger. Mr. Habsiger has been a collector since he was 15, and he set up the Gingerbread Museum in 1998. His collection includes all the implements associated with life in the country (agriculture, family life, cooking, religious life, old trades), Alsatian folk art, and everything involved with gingerbread, candy, cookie and chocolate making.

Hours

Open from March to November :

  • Monday and Sunday: 2 - 6 pm
  • Tuesday-Saturday: 9am - 12pm, and 2 - 6pm

Open everyday in December (except on 25th): 9am - 12pm, and 2 - 6pm

Price

Entry: 2.70€, children 13 and younger are free

Contact

Musée du Pain d'épices et de l'art populaire alsacien
110 Rue Principale
67140 Gertwiller
03 88 08 93 52

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