It is that time of year again and the Oktoberfesthaus.com portfolio of German stores is ready for all of your gift giving needs with the largest selection of imported holiday German items. Below is a rundown of our available items. Enjoy the convenience of Oktoberfesthaus.com’s stores as you can add items to your shopping cart from each store and complete one convenient and secure checkout.
Hand carved German Nutcrackers are a popular holiday gift and NutcrackerHaus.com stocks hundreds of models from top brands including Steinbach nutcrackers and Ulbricht nutcrackers. The Steinbach name is one of the most prominent in the world of nutcrackers. Steinbach is recognized for its intricate and unique design developed by Herr Christian Steinbach. The Steinbach family started making nutcrackers and other items in the 1800s and the name’s history of intricately painted hand carved wooden items like nutcrackers, smokers, and ornaments continues today. The Steinbach family still remains responsible for the product concept development, design, manufacture, and quality control at the Hohenhameln factory in the northern region of Germany.
Christian Ulbricht is a well-established nutcracker maker from Germany. Now in its third generation, the Ulbricht family continues to produce wood-turned products of the finest quality. In addition to an extensive line of nutcrackers, there are incense burners, music boxes, figurines, pyramids, and ornaments geared for any occasion and holiday. The Ulbricht name is synonymous with high quality and fine craftsmanship. The Ulbricht nutcrackers and smokers are highly sought after collectables due to the intricate detailing and fine craftsmanship. Whether it is your first time buying an Ulbricht nutcracker or you have an ever-expanding collection, each one is different and unique. Bring a smile to a loved ones face or provide a cherished gift to a young one this holiday season with NutcrackerHaus.com
German Smokers, or smoking figurines, are also a Christmas decor favorite. The German smoker incense is as much a part of the Erzgebirgian Christmas as the German nutcracker.
Throughout the Nineteenth, public smoking was a widespread habit that made the sight of a man with a pipe in his mouth a common one. The inspiration behind the German incense smoker is believed to have derived from the common practice of public smoking in the Nineteenth century and originate from the German town of Seiffen. German Smokers are made using the same techniques as Nutcrackers, however they are made with two pieces that fit together. The smoking cone is placed atop the lower half with the top half acting as the smoking kettle.
German Smokers traditionally represent everyday people including shepards, woodsmen, nurses, marksmen, and carpenters
A Christmas Pyramid is a Christmas decoration that originates from the Erzgebirge region of Germany. Christmas Pyramids are a kind of carousel with several levels depicting motifs such as angels or manger scenes or more secular scenes including forests, mountain figures and other scenes from everyday life in the Erzgebirge region. The spinning of motion of the pyramids is traditionally achieved using candles whose rising heat spins the propeller fan above. Christmas Pyramids make a great holiday decoration filling children and adults alike with holiday cheer. Our most popular Christmas pyramid this year has been our affordable one tier pyramids.