Pfunds Molkerei417 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Bautzner Strausse 79, 01099 Dresden, Germany
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 49351-808080
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Bar, Historical Site, Restaurant, Specialty Shop
Dresden is home to numerous wonders, some will remind you of days gone by, like the Royal Palace, and others embrace modernity such as the Transparent Factory. Then there’s the Pfunds Molkerei; a mosaic beauty titled the ‘World’s Most Beautiful Dairy Shop’ by the Guinness Book of World Records. This is no ordinary milk shop as it is a treat for your tongue as well as your eyes. Tons of people drop by this little shop and admire its palace like decorations while enjoying cheese and ice cream.
The founder, Paul Gustav Leander Pfund, was a successful dairy farmer who came to Dresden with his wife and six cows. Together, the devised a way to supply the city goers with carefully handled, hygienic milk. Pfund would produce milk according to customer demand and this worked very well for him, as he was a good businessman and sensitive to the needs of his customers. He created a method of double straining the milk and cooling it, which he then sold to his patrons directly. On top of being a shrewd businessman, he was also innovative. He was the first person to make condensed milk in all of Germany and also created novel items such as milk soap for sensitive skin and baby food that had the nutritional qualities of mother’s milk. He introduced pasteurized milk in 1900 and this was his greatest accomplishment.
The shop resembles a miniature palace, thanks to the stunning tile paintings that grace its walls. Images of angels, small animals and birds, children and mythical creatures create a fairy tale like vibe, with everything painted in a new-renaissance style. The bright colours and pretty architectural elements create a quaint little building. Once you take the delicious artisan cheeses and wines or freshly baked goods into consideration, the walls of this pretty little shop suddenly seem like a mini paradise! You can indulge yourself in some home-made ice cream, taste a variety of local and international cheeses and grab a bite to eat at the restaurant upstairs while admiring the beauty of the shop. You can even buy replicas of the tiles amongst other souvenirs, like decorative bags. A guided tour is a good way to explore this little gem of a shop and learn more about the stories behind the structure. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Dresden itinerary 2 days.
Pfunds Molkerei Travel Tips
- Try out the milkjam. It's like a milk chocolate spread for bread or biscuits.
- There's a mustard shop two doors down that’s worth a look.
- Some of the goods are a little over priced. Majority of the stuff sold in there is local or German produce and can be bought elsewhere.
- It’s extremely crowded sometimes. Expect long queues.
- Photography isn’t allowed.
How to Reach Pfunds Molkerei
- Tram 11 from Albertplatz (end of Hauptstrasse), Pulsnitzer Strasse stop).
- Al Capone(Italian/€8-20)
- Raskolnikoff (German, Eastern European/€8-20)
- Suppenbar(Soup/Under €7)
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24.03% of people who visit Dresden include Pfunds Molkerei in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
31.9% of people start their Pfunds Molkerei visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Pfunds Molkerei
94.06% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pfunds Molkerei