|Originating as a cottage industry in the rural areas of Germany, the carving of nutcrackers has become widespread. The most popular and famous nutcracker carvings come from Sonneberg in Thuringia, and form the Ore Mountains.|
Carvings from famous names like Klaus Mertens, Junghanel, Christian Ulbricht, Karl, Olaf Kolbe, Petersen, and especially the Steinbach nutcrackers have become collectors' items. The most famous of these, Herr Christian Steinbach, who is also known as the “King of Nutcrackers”, started the tradition of hand crafting and carving nutcrackers.
The Steinbach name is recognized throughout the world for the unique design of the wood-carved Steinbach creations. The unique tradition of hand crafting nutcrackers is continued by Herr Steinbach’s daughter, Karla Steinbach and granddaughter Karolin Steinbach. Karla Steinbach, Vice President of Operations, is the 6th generation to lead the company.
Simply Steinbach is proud to offer the Steinbach line of nutcrackers. If you are starting a new collection, or adding on to your collection, these unique masterpieces are sure to make a statement in your home.