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At Home in the Erzgebirge

Our new pyramid arch Seiffen Village depicts features of our village, such as the church and the carolers. You also see the signpost that is in the center of the village.

The candle arch has been part of the Erzgebirge Christmas as a festival of lights for more than 250 years. The first candle arch was made by blacksmith Johann Teller in Johanngeorgenstadt as a wrought-iron work in 1726. The form of the arch goes back to the Erzgebirge mining tradition. For their last...

shift before Christmas, miners hung their lamps around the outline of the mine entrance, so the lights formed an arch. The cloud motif that can be seen on many of our candle arches and the patented inside illumination are distinct features of products from our workshop.


The miner with the candle is one of the oldest traditional Erzgebirge figurines and has become increasingly famous with the discovery of stearin as wax for candles in the 1850s. Light was not only a symbol of life for the miners, it was life itself in the darkness of the mine during long days of hard work. The figurine of the miner was soon joined by an angel to complete the pair. The Erzgebirge angel combines the tradition of the golden Nuremberg Christmas angel and the simple lathe-turned Erzgebirge dolls. It got its typical shape with waist and neckline during the Biedermeier period in the 19th century. Illuminated by wax or electric candles, the simple or richly decorated angels and miners from our workshop add a warm and festive light to long and cold winter evenings.

During a visit to Seiffen on a Sunday in advent, you can see the carolers going from one house to the next with a shining star. In German, the church’s children’s choir is called “Kurrende”. 

That goes back to the Latin word for walking – currere. “Kurrende” was originally a choir of boys who also carried messages and therefore walked through the village. Today, girls are also part of the choir. In about 1935, Max Schanz from Seiffen created a group of figurines that could be called the arch-consisted of four carolers with books and one with a star, two carved wooden trees and three rather narrow houses, and one church. Today, this collection usually includes a miniature church of Seiffen. We are the only workshop to include other typical buildings into this traditional Seiffen set, such as the town hall and the old school building.

Smoking man, large
Wooden-toy seller, female, 5.5x9.4 inches
Article number: 16661
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104.20 €
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Pyramid carolers, 5 figurines
1-tier, natural, 8.3x5.5x11.8 inches
Article number: 10320
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108.40 €
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Pyramid Erzgebirge figurines, pointed arch,
woodshaving tree, 1-tier, natural, 9.4x6.3x11.8 inches
Article number: 10344
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188.24 €
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Pyramid arch, Seiffen church, natural
LED illumination, battery operated, 11.4x8.7x13.8 inches
Article number: 10376
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335.29 €
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Pyramid Seiffen village, large
pointed arch, 1-tier, natural, 13.4x10.2x14.2 inches
Article number: 10380
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364.71 €
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Pyramid Erzgebirge motif
3-tier, natural, 11.8x11.8x21.7 inches
Article number: 10512
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583.19 €
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Christmas tree decoration
angel, hand-painted, 3.1 inches
Article number: 56124
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32.77 €
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Pyramid Erzgebirge scene, 4-tier, natural
electrically illuminated&driven(120V 50Hz), 13x11.4x28.3"
Article number: 10688
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978.15 €
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Smoking man
toy seller, small, 4.7x5.5 inches
Article number: 16020
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66.39 €
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Smoking man
toy seller, medium, 3.9x7.5 inches
Article number: 16120
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74.79 €
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Smoking man
toy seller, large, 5.1x9.1 inches
Article number: 16220
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91.60 €
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Pyramid Erzgebirge scene, 4-tier, natural
electrically illuminated&driven(230V 50Hz), 13x11.4x27.6"
Article number: 10684
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978.15 €
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Candle arch village of Seiffen, large, natural
limited edition, el.illuminated (120V), 41.3x9.4x22"
Article number: 12002
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1007.56 €
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Candle arch carolers, small village,
compl.electrically illuminated LED (110-230V) 22.4x4.7x12.6"
Article number: 12508
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347.90 €
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Candle arch carolers, small village, natural
electrically illuminated (230V 50Hz), 22.8x4.3x13"
Article number: 12524
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221.85 €
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Candle arch village of Seiffen, natural,
electrically illuminated (230V 50Hz), 25.6x5.1x13.8 inches
Article number: 12636
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347.90 €
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Candle arch village of Seiffen, natural,
electrically illuminated (120V 50Hz), 25.6x5.1x13.8 inches
Article number: 12638
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347.90 €
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Candle arch village of Seiffen, electrically illuminated
LED next Generation (230V), 25.6x4.7x14.2 inches
Article number: 12660
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578.99 €
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Pyramid Erzgebirge motif
3-tier, natural
Article number: SW10512
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371.43 €
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Smoking man, large
Woman serves hot dumplings, 4.3x9.4 inches
Article number: SW16657
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58.82 €
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Angel and miner
natural
Article number: SW24204
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132.77 €
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Nutcracker
Miner, 5.5x9.1 inches
Article number: 14216
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100.00 €
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Christmas tree decoration
miner, hand-painted, 3.1 inches
Article number: 56128
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32.77 €
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Bear, male, wood turner
small, natural, 3.9 inches
Article number: 45172
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28.57 €
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Bear, male, wood carver
small, natural, 3.9 inches
Article number: 45174
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28.57 €
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Motif platform separate for electronic Music boxes
Carolers with Seiffen church, 5.1 inches x ø 5.9 inches
Article number: 19840
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129.41 €
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Motif platform separate for electronic Music boxes
Erzgebirge figurines in Seiffen, 5.1 inches x ø 5.9 inches
Article number: 19872
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154.62 €
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Angel and miner
natural, 4.7x10.2 inches
Article number: 24204
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209.24 €
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Angel and miner, natural
el. illuminated incl. transformer (120-230V), 5.1"x10.6"
Article number: 24208
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406.72 €
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Angel and miner, large, handpainted
el. illuminated incl. transformer (120-230V), 6.7"x15.7"
Article number: 24422
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587.39 €
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