Embark on an educational and interactive gourmet journey around the world of food and nutrition, with numerous layover activities to choose from.
As a place of learning and exchange, the Food Museum cooks up a daily menu of activities linked with food and nutrition. Find the full buffet here to help you choose!
Dip into the world of food and nutrition at the Alimentarium and take an in-depth look into specific themes, peruse objects from our collection and dive into fascinating magazine articles, wherever you may be.
The Alimentarium Academy is designed for teachers, pupils from 8 to 16 years old and their parents. Teaching material, educational games and videos prepared by experts make learning about food and nutrition fun and engaging!
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Bread shaped like little angels
In the Czech language, these figurines are called Vizovické Pečivo. They are sculpted from dough made of flour, water and vinegar and traditionally decorate Christmas trees.
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Bread shaped like a mermaid
The tradition of making figurines of bread first started in Vizovice, in the Czech Republic in the latter half of the 19th century.
In Hungarian, this is called a 'mezeskalás', which literally means ‘small piece of bread with honey’.
In the Jewish tradition, the challah is a type of braided bread served every Friday evening to celebrate the start of the Sabbath, or day of rest.
Bread and Christianity
Bread, much more than a survival food
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