|• Mayor||Peter Graff (FDP)|
|• Total||26.72 km2 (10.32 sq mi)|
|Elevation||290 m (950 ft)|
|• Density||280/km2 (730/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Pulsnitz (Upper Sorbian: Połčnica) is a town in the district of Bautzen, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the small river Pulsnitz, 11 km southwest of Kamenz, and 24 km northeast of the centre of Dresden.
Pulsnitz became famous for its Pfefferkuchen, a type of Christmas cookie, 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, Prussia now Toruń, Poland, where the famous Thorner Kathrinchen were made. Pulsnitz is informally known as Pfefferkuchenstadt meaning "Gingerbread Town".
Memorial for Ernst Rietschel
Sons and daughters of the city
- Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg (1682-1719), first Protestant missionary and Indian linguist
- Ernst Rietschel, one of the most important sculptors of his time
- Julius Kühn, an important agricultural scientist, he founded the first agricultural institute to be taken seriously at a German university
- Curt Haase, politician (NSDAP)
- Klaus Staeck, graphic artist
- (in German) Official website