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Steinbach Company in Germany- Still Making Erzgebirge Magic for the World

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  “We want to bring the Erzgebirge magic into peoples homes all over the world.” While scrolling through Facebook recently, I came across an interesting comment on the Steinbach Nutcracker fan page… it said that the Steinbach Company in Germany had been purchased, and the factory was up and running again. WHAT! I did some […]

Where did the Christmas Tree Originate? In Germany of Course!

History of Hummel Figurines -How to Value Old Hummel Figurines

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Hummel Figurine, Sister Many people associate Germany with Hummel Figurines, and presumed that we would have loads of them in our home. Actually, while I was growing up, my mother always had just one Hummel Figurine displayed in her Living Room Schrank… a little girl walking with a basket. She told me her aunt gave […]

What is German Unity Day – Tag der Deutschen Einheit

Where to Get a Personalized Beer Boot- And What to DO With it!

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I remember the first time I saw a Beer Boot… I was 18 years old in Heidelberg, and a group of friends and I were in a Gasthaus where a Beer Boot competition was happening. I’m happy  to report that my Texan friend  won hands down (several times…) His prize? a Beer Boot to take […]

The German Christmas Shop- For those Special Christmas Memories

German Wooden Easter Bunnies from the Erzgebirge

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Easter Rabbits bringing Eggs are a very German tradition. The Erzebirge Mountains in Germany are famous for their beautiful seasonal Wood Carvings, so Easter Time, the carvings are of der Osterhase… the Easter Bunny!. The Hand Carved German Wooden Easter Bunnies are made into ornaments, smokers, figurines, candles and pyramids. You can even find beautiful and collectible […]

Where did the Christmas Tree Originate? In Germany of Course!