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Snowman with Broom German Smoker
Snowman with Broom German Smoker
Your Price: $79.95
Santa with Bell German Smoker
Santa with Bell 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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Drummer German Smoker
Drummer German Smoker
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Snowman with Birdhouse German Smoker
Snowman with Birdhouse German Smoker
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Toy Seller German Smoker
Toy Seller German Smoker
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Yellow Rooster with Alarm Clock German Smoker
Yellow Rooster with Alarm Clock German Smoker
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Black Forester German Smoker
Black Forester German Smoker
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Chimneysweep with Ladder German Smoker
Chimneysweep with Ladder German Smoker
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Shepard Natural Finish German Smoker
Shepard Natural Finish German Smoker
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Santa with Starry Bag German Smoker
Santa with Starry Bag 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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Toy Peddler German Smoker
Toy Peddler German Smoker
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Doctor German Smoker
Doctor German Smoker
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Woodsman German Smoker
Woodsman German Smoker
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Hunter on Skis German Smoker
Hunter on Skis German Smoker
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Owl Natural Finish German Smoker
Owl Natural Finish German Smoker
Your Price: $111.95
Devil with Pitchfork German Smoker
Devil with Pitchfork German Smoker
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Snowboarder Natural Finish German Smoker
Snowboarder Natural Finish German Smoker
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Snowman with Lantern Smoker
Snowman with Lantern Smoker
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Natural Snowman Smoker
Natural Snowman Smoker
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Skiing Snowman Smoker
Skiing Snowman Smoker
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German Santa Smoker
German Santa Smoker
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Garden Gnome Smoker
Garden Gnome Smoker
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Santa German Smoker with Bell
Santa German Smoker with Bell
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Santa German Smoker with Sleigh
Santa German Smoker with Sleigh
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Santa German Smoker with Tree
Santa German Smoker with Tree
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Firefighter German Smoker
Firefighter German Smoker
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Mini German Santa Smoker
Mini German Santa Smoker
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Postman with Skis German Smoker
Postman with Skis German Smoker
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Sledder Natural Finish German Smoker
Sledder Natural Finish German Smoker
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Forester Natural Finish German Smoker
Forester Natural Finish German Smoker
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Geppetto Natural Finish German Smoker
Geppetto Natural Finish 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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Snowman with Gifts Smoker
Snowman with Gifts Smoker
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Metal Smoking Knox Hausl
Metal Smoking Knox Hausl
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Train Conductor German Smoker
Train Conductor German Smoker
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Mushroom Picker German Smoker
Mushroom Picker German Smoker
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Basket Seller German Smoker
Basket Seller German Smoker
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Red Santa German Smoker
Red Santa German Smoker
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Nurse German Smoker
Nurse German Smoker
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Train Conductor with Lantern German Smoker
Train Conductor with Lantern German Smoker
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Saint Peter German Smoker
Saint Peter German Smoker
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Metal Smoking Christmas Haus
Metal Smoking Christmas Haus
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Watermill German Smoker
Watermill German Smoker
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Metal Smoking Nutcracker Haus
Metal Smoking Nutcracker Haus
Your Price: $9.95
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Pizza Maker German Smoker
Pizza Maker German Smoker
Your Price: $129.95
Metal Smoking Garden Haus
Metal Smoking Garden Haus
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Metal Smoking House Brennereihausl
Metal Smoking House Brennereihausl
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Ski Hut German Smoker
Ski Hut German Smoker
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Outhouse Natural Finish German Smoker
Outhouse Natural Finish 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.