German Gifts - Erzgebirge Wood Crafts - Figurines and ornaments - German Nativity Scene Figurines
German folk art, also known as volkskunst, covers many traditional figurines — and the area of Erzgebirge in Germany has been handmaking wooden figurines, often given as gifts, for centuries.
One of the best-loved and most traditional are their nativity scene figurines. These German nativity sets are handcrafted in the Erzgebirge mountain region, using intricate woodworking techniques passed down through the generations. The beautifully detailed figures bring a unique touch to any holiday decor and make special gifts for loved ones. Whether you choose a classic style or a more modern interpretation, a German nativity scene is sure to be treasured each Christmas — for years to come.
Each product is handmade in Saxony's Erzgebirge and has a two-year product warranty.
One famous maker of German Christmas figurines is Seiffener Volkskunst, a workshop in a small German town known for its rich woodworking tradition. Erzgebirge folk art has a rich history, as local artisans began creating these intricate figurines, including nativity scenes, in the 17th century to supplement their income. Today, they produce many charming pieces of various sizes and designs. Each one is skillfully handcrafted and painted by experts, making each figurine a truly unique work of art. So get ready for festive gifts and collectibles galore as we jump into the world of Erzgebirge nativity scenes below.