Pulsnitz

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Pulsnitz
Coat of arms of Pulsnitz
Coat of arms
Location of Pulsnitz
Pulsnitz is located in Germany
Pulsnitz
Pulsnitz
Pulsnitz is located in Saxony
Pulsnitz
Pulsnitz
Coordinates: 51°10′54″N 14°0′47″E / 51.18167°N 14.01306°E / 51.18167; 14.01306Coordinates: 51°10′54″N 14°0′47″E / 51.18167°N 14.01306°E / 51.18167; 14.01306
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictBautzen
Municipal assoc.Pulsnitz
Government
 • MayorPeter Graff (FDP)
Area
 • Total26.72 km2 (10.32 sq mi)
Elevation
290 m (950 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total7,480
 • Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
01896
Dialling codes035955
Vehicle registrationBZ
Websitewww.pulsnitz.de

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".

The first Protestant missionary to arrive in India, Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg was born in Pulsnitz on July 10, 1682.[2]

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Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

Ernst Rietschel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2017 (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). October 2018.
  2. ^ Bautz.de

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