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Resting Snowman German Smoker
Resting Snowman German Smoker
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Hunter on Skis German Smoker
Hunter on Skis German Smoker
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Train Conductor German Smoker
Train Conductor German Smoker
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Santa with Bell German Smoker
Santa with Bell German Smoker
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Postman with Skis German Smoker
Postman with Skis German Smoker
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Christmas Pyramid Maker German Smoker
Christmas Pyramid Maker German Smoker
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Wood Carver German Smoker
Wood Carver German Smoker
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Santa on Skis German Smoker
Santa on Skis German Smoker
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Ski House German Smoker
Ski House German Smoker
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St. Nicholas German Smoker
St. Nicholas German Smoker
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Lace Maker German Smoker
Lace Maker German Smoker
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Skiing Santa Claus German Smoker
Skiing Santa Claus German Smoker
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Toy Soldier Steinbach German Smoker
Toy Soldier Steinbach German Smoker
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Pharmacist German Smoker
Pharmacist German Smoker
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Toy Peddler German Smoker
Toy Peddler German Smoker
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Downhill Skier German Smoker
Downhill Skier German Smoker
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Gingerbread Seller German Smoker
Gingerbread Seller German Smoker
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Resting Chimney Sweep German Smoker
Resting Chimney Sweep German Smoker
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Saint Peter German Smoker
Saint Peter German Smoker
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Santa's Sleigh German Smoker
Santa's Sleigh German Smoker
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Resting Santa with Gifts German Smoker
Resting Santa with Gifts German Smoker
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Butcher German Smoker
Butcher German Smoker
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Tavern Keeper German Smoker
Tavern Keeper German Smoker
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Chubby Snowman German Smoker
Chubby Snowman German Smoker
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Lawyer German Smoker
Lawyer German Smoker
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Musician with Accordion German Smoker
Musician with Accordion German Smoker
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Sitting Santa German Smoker
Sitting Santa German Smoker
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Forest Gnome German Smoker
Forest Gnome German Smoker
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Toy Seller German Smoker
Toy Seller German Smoker
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Teddy Bear Toymaker Natural Finish German Smoker
Teddy Bear Toymaker Natural Finish German Smoker
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Woodcarver Natural Finish German Smoker
Woodcarver Natural Finish German Smoker
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Beekeeper Natural Finish German Smoker
Beekeeper Natural Finish German Smoker
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Cone Man German Smoker
Cone Man German Smoker
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Sausage Seller German Smoker
Sausage Seller German Smoker
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Mushroom Man German Smoker
Mushroom Man German Smoker
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Shepard Natural Finish German Smoker
Shepard Natural Finish German Smoker
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Black Forester German Smoker
Black Forester German Smoker
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Firefighter German Smoker
Firefighter German Smoker
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Aviator German Smoker
Aviator German Smoker
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Santa with Toy Car German Smoker
Santa with Toy Car German Smoker
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Boy Skier German Smoker
Boy Skier German Smoker
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Woodsman German Smoker
Woodsman German Smoker
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Snowman with Birdhouse German Smoker
Snowman with Birdhouse German Smoker
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Doctor German Smoker
Doctor German Smoker
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Yellow Rooster with Alarm Clock German Smoker
Yellow Rooster with Alarm Clock German Smoker
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Rabbit with Carrot German Smoker
Rabbit with Carrot German Smoker
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Penguin German Smoker
Penguin German Smoker
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Devil with Pitchfork German Smoker
Devil with Pitchfork German Smoker
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Chimneysweep with Ladder German Smoker
Chimneysweep with Ladder German Smoker
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Snowman with Broom German Smoker
Snowman with Broom German Smoker
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Santa with Starry Bag German Smoker
Santa with Starry Bag German Smoker
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Sledding Santa Natural Finish German Smoker
Sledding Santa Natural Finish German Smoker
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Sledding Snowman with Bowtie German Smoker
Sledding Snowman with Bowtie German Smoker
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Beer Coachman German Smoker
Beer Coachman German Smoker
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Golfer German Smoker
Golfer German Smoker
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Drunk Nightwatchman German Smoker
Drunk Nightwatchman German Smoker
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Drummer German Smoker
Drummer German Smoker
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Gingerbread Seller Natural Finish German Smoker
Gingerbread Seller Natural Finish German Smoker
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Oktoberfester German Smoker
Oktoberfester German Smoker
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Photographer German Smoker
Photographer German Smoker
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German Smokers

What are German Smokers (AKA German Incense Smokers)?

German smoker is the English term for a traditional wooded German Folk Art figurine that has a hollow body that holds an incense cone.  Once the cone is lit, smoker exits the figuring – typically through the mouth.  

German smokers are called Räuchermann or Räuchermännchen in German.  German smokers are closely associated with Christmas and Advent in Germany.   Christmas markets in Germany feature stall after stall filled with German Smokers.

Where do German Smokers come from?

German Incense Smokers were first created in the Ore Mountain region of Germany.  This region is called Erzgebirge of Saxony.  The founder of Saxon Gifts hails from Saxony and is where Saxon Gifts received its name.

How were German Smokers created?

The Erzgebirge region of Saxony was a mining area for silver and tin since the 14th century.  Over time, the mining industry in the Ore Mountains declined and miners turned their skills to create folk art.  From this, German smokers, nutcrackers, Christmas Arches and Christmas Candle Pyramids were born.

How are German Smokers made?

German smokers are made from wood.  The common type of wood used is Linden.  Linden is ideal for carving, is lightweight and excellent for staining and painting.  Linden logs are cut into long blocks that are planned or turned into the stock for the body of the smoker.  The stock is cut into torso length and then turned on a lathe to achieve the proper design.  The torso is then sanded so that paint or stain will properly adhere to the piece.  The torso is then drilled to allow dowels to connect the head and arms.  The bottom of the torso is drilled out to all for the cavity for the incense and to connect the legs to the piece. The legs, arms and heads are carved and sanded in batches to maintain consistency.  They are then connected to the torso using environmental safe wood glue.  Once assembled, the entire piece is then hand painted or stained.

A number of workshops in the Erzgebirge offer tours.  For a small fee you can walk through the workshops and see the German artisans at work.