German Christmas Pyramids - The Original Christmas Tree
Traditional German Christmas pyramids originated in the Ore Mountains, otherwise known as Erzgebirge - a low mountain range in the east of Germany more than 200 years ago to represent a symbol of light reflecting the wish of miners for a safe return home from the darkness and danger of the mines. Over time, as mining gradually declined, some miners instead began woodcarving as a hobby, crafting items including German Christmas pyramids. These wonderful creations became a genuine folk tradition and a precursor to the more commonly known Christmas tree.
German Christmas pyramids were originally designed with stands made from four wooden rods with three shelves to hold Christmas figurines. Eventually, shelves were attached to a central rod topped by a pinwheel. When burning candles were placed at the base of the pyramid, the rising air turned the pinwheel's blades and the shelves would rotate.
The pyramid has changed tremendously from the original simple rod construction first produced in the Erzgebirge. Light still remains the same as the pyramid's most important and beautiful feature. Light sets the pyramid in motion, and for more than 200 years it has been, and still remains to this day, as the symbol of life.
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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!
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!
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Don’t settle for the cheap and nasty! Make sure you purchase your traditional authentic German Christmas pyramids from a trusted retailer like the Clock Shop in Montville. Our small family run business has been standing in the same location since 1993, providing Australia with an option for consistent quality timepieces. 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 like these Christmas pyramids 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. 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.