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German Pyramids

PyramidThe Weihnachtspyramide (Christmas pyramid) has its roots in the Erzgebirge of Germany. The forerunner of the pyramid was the Lichtergestelle (light stand), which was popular in the 18th century. These light stands were constructed of four poles, decorated with evergreen boughs, tied together at the top and lit with candles. In large cities, the Christmas tree gradually replaced the Lichtergestelle, but in the mountains, the spinning propellers were added.
PyramidMany of the pyramids available at Europa are handcrafted by Richard Glaesser in Seiffen, Germany, which has been in operation since 1932. Mr. Glaesser paid particular attention that his figures have a friendly appearance and be of the highest quality. Figures from the Christmas story, fairy tales, as well as miners and angels from the mining traditions of the Erzgebirge are used on Christmas pyramids and candle holders.