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Like Nuremberg, Pulsnitz is a ‘gingerbread town’. We have 8 different varieties of ‘Pfefferküchler’ (spiced pastries) which one should really try. Additionally, Pulsnitz is nicely located between Dresden and the Saxon Switzerland. 30 minutes by car and one can explore either.
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Pulsnitz is known for its gingerbread factory and the health clinic. The proximity to the state capital Dresden is an advantage for city travelers. I personally am convinced that Pulsnitz itself is not all that attractive for a vacation. It’s better to travel and visit the state capital or Bautzen and Görlitz, or, of course, the Saxon Switzerland (40 min).
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Pulsnitz Overview

Pulsnitz is a town in the district of Bautzen (Bautzen vacation rentals | Bautzen travel guide), in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated 11 km southwest of Kamenz, and 24 km northeast of the centre of Dresden (Dresden vacation rentals | Dresden travel guide).

Pulsnitz became famous for its Pfefferkuchen, a type of Lebkuchen, when in 1558 the bakers of Pulsnitz received permission to bake them. Today there are still eight Pfefferküchlereien bakeries. In 1745 the Pfefferküchler Tobias Thomas was known to be practising his craft in Pulsnitz as well as in Thorn in Prussia, where the famous Thorner Kathrinchen were made. Pulsnitz is informally known as Pfefferkuchenstadt meaning Gingerbread Town.

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Kursächsische Postdistanzsäule

Kirche St. Nicolai

Wehranlage Perfert

Any gingerbread shop or store

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More about the History of Pulsnitz

1558 was the first record of gingerbread being made in the city. A man named Hans Wolf von Schoenberg (Schoenberg vacation rentals | Schoenberg travel guide) wanted exclusive rights to making gingerbread as well as monopolizing his store products. Obviously, citizens disproved and even murdered him.

More recently in 1994, Pulsnitz incorporated Friedersdorf (Friedersdorf vacation rentals | Friedersdorf travel guide) into its city limits.

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Pulsnitz is a town in the district of Bautzen, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated 11 km southwest of Kamenz, and 24 km northeast of the centre of Dresden.

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