If you’re situated in Dresden, Germany, you can officially buy milk like a king! Nope, not by riding in chariot but by visiting a palatial dairy shop! We’re talking about ‘Pfunds Molkerei’, a mansion-like dairy store that is by far the most beautiful one in the world!
Situated at Bautzner Straße 79, the ‘Pfunds Molkerei’ also doubles as the most popular tourist destination in the city. Complete with ceramic tiles produced by Villeroy & Boch and hand-painted in the Neo-Renaissance style by local artists, its interiors are a sight to behold.
Accentuated with gold and blue hues, the décor of the shop carries a palatial vibe. It features figurines of dancing angels, chubby babies, cows, and woodland creatures from floor to ceiling – all lit up with a string of chandeliers.
It was opened in 1880 by Paul Gustav Leander Pfund as a small dairy business. In no time, Pfund earned a reputation and was able to grow his product line. The shop, which is named after him is famed for surviving the Dresden bombings of World War 2 and continuing operations soon after.
So enchanting was its beauty, that the shop was awarded the title of “World’s Most Beautiful Dairy Shop” by Guinness Records in 1998. Even though the dairy is now un-operational, the store continues to sell a variety of dairy foods ranging from chocolates, milk soaps, and cream-based liquors.
‘Pfunds Molkerei’ is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Well, running errands for milk and yogurt just got fancier!