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.

  • Pyramid small, carolers
    1-tier, natural with tea-candles, 6.7x6.3x9.5 inches
    Article number: 10120
    available stock: 1
    79.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 66.39 €
    Pyramid carolers, 5 figurines
    1-tier, natural, 8.3x5.5x11.8 inches
    Article number: 10320
    available stock: more than 9
    99.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 83.19 €
    Pyramid Erzgebirge figurines, pointed arch,
    woodshaving tree, 1-tier, natural, 9.4x6.3x11.8 inches
    Article number: 10344
    available stock: 3
    179.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 150.42 €
    Pyramid arch, Seiffen church, natural
    LED illumination, battery operated, 11.4x8.7x13.8 inches
    Article number: 10376
    available stock: more than 9
    319.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 268.07 €
  • Pyramid Seiffen village, large
    pointed arch, 1-tier, natural, 13.4x10.2x14.2 inches
    Article number: 10380
    available stock: 0
    349.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 293.28 €
    Pyramid Erzgebirge motif
    3-tier, natural, 11.8x11.8x21.7 inches
    Article number: 10512
    available stock: more than 9
    549.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 461.34 €
    Pyramid Erzgebirge motif, 3-tier, natural
    electrically illuminated&driven(230V 50Hz), 11.8x10.6x23.6"
    Article number: 10516
    available stock: 0
    829.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 696.64 €
    Pyramid Erzgebirge motif, 3-tier, natural
    electrically illuminated&driven(120V 50Hz), 11.8x10.6x24.4"
    Article number: 10520
    available stock: 0
    829.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 696.64 €
  • Pyramid Erzgebirge scene, 4-tier, natural
    electrically illuminated&driven(230V 50Hz), 13x11.4x27.6"
    Article number: 10684
    available stock: 0
    939.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 789.08 €
    Pyramid Erzgebirge scene, 4-tier, natural
    electrically illuminated&driven(120V 50Hz), 13x11.4x28.3"
    Article number: 10688
    available stock: 2
    939.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 789.08 €
    Pointed gable toy-maker's
    electrically illuminated (230V 50Hz)
    Article number: 11600
    available stock: more than 9
    499.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 419.33 €
    Pointed gable toy-maker's
    electrically illuminated (120V 50Hz)
    Article number: 11602
    available stock: 1
    499.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 419.33 €
  • Candle arch village of Seiffen, large, natural
    limited edition, el.illuminated(230V 50Hz), 41.3x9.4x22"
    Article number: 12000
    available stock: 5
    1039.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 873.11 €
    Candle arch village of Seiffen, large, natural
    limited edition, el.illuminated (120V), 41.3x9.4x22"
    Article number: 12002
    available stock: 0
    1039.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 873.11 €
    Candle arch carolers,
    pointed arch, natural, 11.8x3.9x7.1 inches
    Article number: 12312
    available stock: more than 9
    99.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 83.19 €
    Candle arch carolers, natural
    18.5x4.3x7.9 inches
    Article number: 12416
    available stock: 0
    119.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 100.00 €
  • Candle arch carolers, small village,
    compl.electrically illuminated LED (110-230V) 22.4x4.7x12.6"
    Article number: 12508
    available stock: more than 9
    349.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 293.28 €
    Candle arch carolers, small village, natural
    electrically illuminated (230V 50Hz), 22.8x4.3x13"
    Article number: 12524
    available stock: 3
    219.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 184.03 €
    Candle arch carolers, small village,
    electrically illuminated (120V 50Hz), natural, 22.8x4.3x13"
    Article number: 12526
    available stock: 3
    219.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 184.03 €
    Candle arch village of Seiffen, natural,
    electrically illuminated (230V 50Hz), 25.6x5.1x13.8 inches
    Article number: 12636
    available stock: 0
    349.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 293.28 €
  • Candle arch village of Seiffen, electrically illuminated
    LED next Generation (230V), 25.6x4.7x14.2 inches
    Article number: 12660
    available stock: 0
    589.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 494.96 €
    Candle arch village of Seiffen, medium, natural
    electrically illuminated (110V-230V), 31.5x5.9x16.9 inches
    Article number: 12856
    available stock: 0
    929.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 780.67 €
    Nutcracker
    Miner, 5.5x9.1 inches
    Article number: 14216
    available stock: more than 9
    89.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 74.79 €
    Mini-Smoking man
    miner, 3.1x5.1 inches
    Article number: 15016
    available stock: more than 9
    39.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 32.77 €
  • Smoking man
    miner, small, 4.7x5.5 inches
    Article number: 16016
    available stock: more than 9
    69.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 57.98 €
    Smoking man
    toy seller, small, 4.7x5.5 inches
    Article number: 16020
    available stock: more than 9
    69.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 57.98 €
    Smoking man
    miner, medium, 4.7x7.5 inches
    Article number: 16116
    available stock: 0
    79.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 66.39 €
    Smoking man
    toy seller, medium, 3.9x7.5 inches
    Article number: 16120
    available stock: more than 9
    79.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 66.39 €
  • Smoking man
    miner, large, 5.5x9.1 inches
    Article number: 16216
    available stock: more than 9
    89.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 74.79 €
    Smoking man
    toy seller, large, 5.1x9.1 inches
    Article number: 16220
    available stock: more than 9
    89.00 €
    price with 19.00% tax + shipping
    Price without tax 74.79 €