July 05, 2018

Three (Or More) Pretzels in a Lease: Sorting Through Intertwined Provisions

Beat U. Steiner

Pretzels have a long and interesting history. Lore traces pretzels to European monasteries as early as the seventh century. For Christian monks, or so it is thought, the three openings represent the Trinity. In an interesting historical twist, pretzel bakers in Vienna were awarded their own coat of arms in recognition of the bakers who, working in the wee hours of the morning making their pretzels, heard digging and thwarted an invasion by Turks who were constructing tunnels under the city walls.

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