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The Origin of Traditional German Nutcrackers

Wildly popular across the European Christmas markets, nutcracker dolls represent a piece of German history, originating in the Ore Mountains, otherwise known as Erzgebirge -  a low mountain range in the east of Germany in the late 17th century. According to German folklore, Nutcrackers represented a symbol of power and strength, and were gifted as keepsakes to bring a family good luck and to protect their home from evil spirits and danger. A fierce protector, "the nutcracker bares its teeth to the evil spirits and serves as the traditional messenger of good luck and goodwill."


Consider a German Nutcracker This Christmas


Are you looking for a traditional Christmas decoration that is very different from the standard options you find at many big brand retailers in Australia? Then you should definitely check out the world famous German Nutcracker (Nussnacker)! Decorate your home or give one as a gift this Christmas.


Discover our huge range of Nutcrackers for every taste and budget in store or online at the Clock Shop today! Marvel at our range of carefully hand-crafted traditional pieces, available in a range of styles and designs, from the traditional soldier through to Santa Claus, a bearded Scotsman in a kilt, a beer drinker or a golfer, and everything in between. One thing is for sure, that is you’ll be truly spoilt for choice at our extensive range of traditional German nutcrackers. 


Browse the Best Selection of Christmas Decorations Online!


There's something extra special about having your very own authentic, handcrafted German Christmas decorations. Cherish them for your own home or give a great gift to a friend or loved one. Browse through the Clock Shop's huge range of authentic Christmas decorations at any time, all year round. We always keep the spirit of Christmas alive at the Clock Shop - the best German Christmas shop in Australia!


Are you looking for a very special handcrafted German Christmas keepsake that is imported directly from Germany? Why not consider the Raeuchermaenner (also known as smoke men), the Weihnachtspyramide (known as the Christmas pyramids), or perhaps even the famous benevolent protector of your home- the Nussknacker, more commonly known as the nutcracker. We also offer so much more, including Christmas snow globes, incense, candles and even advent calendars! Decorate your home into the very whimsical atmosphere that a German Christmas is world famous for no matter where you live!


Buy Authentic German Nutcrackers from the Clock Shop


Buying authentic, traditional German nutcrackers online can be a challenge at the best of times. Ensuring you have found a reputable and trusted retailer in German Christmas decorations is very important to ensure that you receive quality products that you’ll cherish for many years to come. 


Our small family run business has been standing in the same location since 1993, providing Australia with an option for consistent quality timepieces, European handicrafts and a fantastic range of German Christmas Decorations including traditional German nutcrackers. We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service, striving to create both memorable and unique experiences for customers both in store and online. We import the majority of our Christmas products from a number of regions in Germany including the Black Forest, with a handful of products also being sourced from a number of European countries as well as from the UK. The Christmas decorations that we carry all have the hallmarks of quality and fine craftsmanship, ensuring longevity that customers have come to expect. Every year, some of our team travel directly to Germany to meet with our chosen manufacturers and trusted suppliers, discussing the latest Christmas decorations on offer. We hand select our products individually to guarantee you the highest quality and standard. 


Please don’t hesitate to phone us for more information on any of our products or to discuss specific details in person. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you with your selection and provide you with all the information you need to choose the correct product for you.



Fast Delivery and Happiness Guaranteed


Shopping online with the Clock Shop guarantees a purchase that is easy, fast and secure. No matter where you live in Australia, whether it be Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane or even more rural parts of Australia, buy with confidence knowing that your order will be carefully packed and dispatched in a timely manner - Your happiness is our guarantee!