Synonymous with Torun is piernik (gingerbread). The decorative ones with motifs such as kareta (horse-carriage), katarzyna (indented rectangles), and burgher houses are tooth-breakers. They are meant as keepsakes. The edible ones are soft and filled with preserves, such as plum, and icing-glazed or chocolate-coated. One supplier, Kopernik (Rynek Staromiejski 6; tel. 56/622-88-32), overruns the town. At Pierniczek (Zeglarska 25; tel. 56/621-05-61), you can buy the goods by weight. Emporium (Piekary 28; tel. 56/657-61-08) is best for a variety of souvenirs. The presents are bundled up with a wax seal imprinted with the emblem of Torun. They also have bike rentals for 5 z an hour.

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