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Lititz - Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

219 East Main St. Route 772

Pretzels have an ancient history, but the origin of the pretzel remains a mystery. There are many stories as to how the first pretzel was created, the most common being that in 610 A.D. Italian monks used scraps of dough to form the shape of children's arms in prayer, with three holes to represent the Christian Trinity. They were called "pretiola" in Latin or "little reward" and were given to children who learned their bible verses and prayers.


James Ochat

Sunday, April 8, 2018
This was such a great place to visit. Very family friendly and great history background of this place. We even got to roll out pretzels on the tour!!! How cool is that!!!! The pretzels are the best by the way.... I loaded up before we left. The staff and tour guide were A+.

Nathan Wray

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Amazing pretzels, cheap tours, and interesting history. Julius Stugis Pretzels is a neat place to stop in and see. The tours are frequent and inexpensive.

Glenn Duffield

Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017
John Sturgis Pretzel Bakery is located right in the heart of historic Lititz, Pennsylvania in a quaint old building that's easily observed from the street. There is a storefront where you can choose to purchase one of their many low-fat pretzel offerings that come in different shapes and sizes. For a small fee you can take a short tour of the facility which I didn't have time to do.

carmine venezia

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017
Excellent tour , amazing how much information you Learn about pretzel making. The tour does feature a small hands on experience of pretzel making. Prices are very fair. Free samples are available to taste test. Recommend buying a fresh soft pretzel , one Of the best I ever had. Plenty of free street parking. Great for all ages. The tours run every 30 mins. Definitely a must go when in the area

Brenda Seal

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Incredible history dating back to 1850 and wonderful artifacts in the pretzel bakery! Unique pretzel twisting demonstration and hands on experience at the conclusion of the tour.

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