Christmas pyramids are handcrafted by artists and toymakers in the Erzgebirge region of Germany and are one of the most well-known wooden crafts. You’ve probably seen these beautiful towers with figurines and lights all over Christmas markets in Europe and the UK. Erzgebirge pyramids display scenes and figurines of angels, wise men, carolers, Santa, nativity scenes, animals and forest themes, village life and more. The figurines are on a carousel that can be either one, two, three or more stories high and they rotate either by the heat of the candles surrounding the pyramid or by electricity. In the past, pyramids were hung from the ceiling to help light up a room, but now they are used 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.
Christmas pyramids hold a special place in German history. They range in price depending on the number of tiers in the pyramid and the type of decorations and figurines on display. Our selection of classic Erzgebirge pyramids come in many different styles and shapes; some use tealight candles or stick or taper candles. The candles are not included, so be sure to purchase the right ones to light up your pyramid. Look for the trademark symbol “Echt Erzgebirge-Holzkunst mit Herz” on the product to ensure it’s not an imitation. This helps support the continued craftsmanship of handmade wooden crafts. The folklore art of Erzgebirge makes a great collector’s item to pass down between generations, so consider gifting one to a loved one this holiday season.