The german nutcracker has an interesting history. It was first developed around 1870 and is nowadays one of the most famous representatives of the Erzgebirge region of Germany. The german nutcrackers we offer all come from the Erzgebirge region of Germany. They come from a wide variety of high end german artisan studios such as Christian Ulbricht and the Werner studios. Our selection is organized by artist studio and price (lowest to highest). We offer a wide variety of designs and price points so that everybody can enjoy these wonderful artistic creations. All of our nutcrackers were all handcrafted from local fir wood harvested in a sustainable fashion in the Erzgebirge region of Germany. The nutcrackers come in a wide variety of colors and finishes. Some are bright and shiny while others come in a beautiful natural wood finish. Besides the classic designs there are a lot of modern designs available as well. Each nutcracker we offer has the distinctive german erzgebirge style, quality and attention to detail.