Visit Christmas in Germantown!
OPEN: NOV-DEC 31 • TUES-SUN 11 – 5 & JULY-OCT • WED-SAT 11 – 5
For 20 years we have offered exclusive items for Advent & Christmas from the German countryside. Stop in and see our exciting merchandise!
- German mouth blown glass ornaments
- Advent wreaths, calendars and candles
- Large Collections of exclusives including – Wendt & Kuhn figurines, Prosel angels, Old World series, Steinbach nutcrackers, Inge glass ornaments and hand carved nativities
- Ulbricht Smokers
- Christmas Pyramids – Erzgeberge
- Wood character ornaments
- Nativities from Oberammergau
- Plus much more!
SINTER KLAUSEN STORY — (Sinter Klausen = St. Nicholas in Dutch)
On July 1, 1998 we opened our small Christmas Markt in a 1879 quarry worker;s home on Old World Main Street, Germantown, Wisconsin and celebrated “Christmas in July”. It began an adventure which focused as a community identity of our German roots and my own long-time research on the holiday traditions.
After the trip to Germany at the beginning of December to visit Christkindl Markts. I designed a shop patterned after a famous Nurenberg Marketplace, filled it with all the original artisan’s creations from the Ertz Mountains (know in America as Victorian) and have been sharing the stories since opening day!
Most popular are Nutcrackers & Smoking Man made for over 300 years in the mountains and sparkling glass ornaments by Dresden glass-makers. Their patterns and molds are still used from the early 1600’s and expanded to include pyramid trees. 1800’s feather trees, 1910 angels by artisans Wendt & Kuhn and traditional wood-carved Nativity figures from the Alpine mountains of Oberammergan.