In the cellar of Radovljica's Restaurant Lectar, prepare to succumb to the wonderful smell of original gingerbread (lect)hearts. The in-house gingerbread workshop serves as a live museum. You can observe the skilled staff produce little sweet surprises and presents, honouring age-old recipes and using antique tools.
The house's first gingerbread workshop, as well as a mead and candle workshop, date back to 1766, while in 1822 the owners also opened a restaurant
which acquired its name, 'Pri Lectarju'
, from the trade practised in the house. The gingerbread trade declined thereafter, but the restaurant and its name were retained.
In 2006, the restaurant owners revived the gingerbread trade with a gingerbread workshop held in the vaulted cellar which serves as a live museum today. The workshop, equipped with antique tools, still makes original gingerbread hearts in a traditional manner and in keeping with age-old recipes. In the museum, you can watch the production of gingerbread hearts and other gingerbread products, which can also be purchased as a souvenir.