One of the most well-known Erzgebirge wooden craft is the Christmas pyramid. You’ve probably seen these beautiful handcrafted wooden decorations all over Christmas markets in Germany and across the world. The pyramids are handcrafted by artists and toymakers in Germany. They display different scenes like the nativity, angels, wise men, Santa, snowmen, carolers, village life, church scenes, often with animals or in forest themes. The figurines are on a carousel that rotates either by the heat of the candles, or some have electrical motors. There are always candles placed around the carousel to spread light all over the room, which is another common feature of Erzgebirge pyramids. In the past, Christmas pyramids were hung from the ceiling to help light the room, but now many people use them as table decorations around the holidays. Erzgebirge wooden ornaments make the perfect addition to your Christmas decorations or as a unique gift for the special people in your life. Shop our large selection of Christmas decorations below.
Erzgebirge wooden crafts are all handcrafted in Germany using the same craftsmanship that miners used in the Ore Mountains in the 18th century when they first were created. The folklore art or Erzgebirge makes a great collector’s item to pass down between generations, just like our Black Forest cuckoo clocks. Our selection of classic Erzgebirge pyramids also makes the perfect gift for someone you love. We have many different styles and shapes of pyramids to choose from, some with tealight candles and many to use with stick or taper candles. Look for the trademark symbol “Echt Erzgebirge-Holzkunst mit Herz” on the product to make sure it’s not an imitation. This helps support the continued craftsmanship of handmade wooden crafts.