Legend on the creation of the Bretzel:
Once upon a time, in Alsace, there was a baker who had been emprisonned for having insulted the local Lord's wife. The Lord challenged the baker: "If you can cook me a cake through which I can see the sun three times, you will be freed.". The baker took some dough, bent it in a knot shape and cooked it. The Lord, recongnizing the smart spirit of the baker, freed him.
Subliminal message hidden in this post: Bretzels are french, not german ;)