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“Love the hot pretzels!”

Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Ranked #1 of 4 Tours in Lititz
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, established in 1861, is the first commercial pretzel bakery in America. As of August 2007, the site is under new ownership. The bakery and store have been completely renovated and are now operated once again by the Sturgis family. Visitors can tour the original pretzel bakery, see soft pretzels being made by hand, and find pretzels baked by the oldest pretzel baking family in the United States.
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Get there early if you want hot pretzels. We drove 4 hours to get to this place (on our way to Hershey). We got there an hour before closing and were sold out of the hot pretzels. :(

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Reviewed 11 January 2012

A trip to Lititz wouldn't be complete without a visit to Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery. While walking through the town, make sure to stop there, you won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed 6 January 2012

Great informative tour. Fun for children and adults to make your own pretzel.

Thank Lynette421
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

Although we prefer the pretzels at the Intercourse Pretzel Factory this tour was more interesting. They talk about the history of the pretzel, let you twist your own pretzel, etc. This is supposed to be the oldest pretzel bakery in the United States I believe.

Thank CHERYL12661
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Reviewed 30 December 2011

The place is just what it says... "pretzels." If you like trying your hand at shaping one, you can do that for a fee, and they sell their pretzels at a counter. The place is very small and there's not much more to do than "make your own" demonstration and buy pretzels.

Thank BaybearLancaster_PA
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