Less than an hour from Strasbourg lies a food-lovers dream come true: a Palace devoted to gingerbread, the realisation of a passion that has made the reputation of the maison Fortwenger for over 200 years.
For the Risches, the love of gingerbread is a family affair, and the Fortwenger firm's success involves every member of the family.
To symbolise this product, the "Gingerbread Man" guides visitors through this fun and interactive space. He is of course the hero of the very popular fairy tale "The Gingerbread Man", and even appeared more recently in Shrek!
In Gertwiller, just near the Palais du Pain d’Epices, a shop is entirely dedicated to this regional speciality. You can find gingerbread in all its forms: traditional recipes, biscuits, drinks, spices and sweets.
As soon as you walk through the door, smells of gingerbread invite visitors in to enjoy all the pleasures of the Palace!