Festive and full of fantasy

Is this something you are familiar with, too? As the days become shorter and the light of summer fades, we like to make ourselves really comfortable at home and lose our thoughts in the world of fairy tales. This year, the Reader, the Gold Edition No 10 who became part of our collection in July, is joined by Cinderella and a host of festive angels to provide you with brilliant decorative options and stylish ideas for gifts. Just see for yourself.

In the spotlight

Would you like to give greater prominence to individual figurines in your collection? Here your favorite figurines get a new stage on which to shine. You will be thrilled with the design possibilities offered by the new wall-mounted display shelves with seven sliding plates. You can mix and match your figurines to suit the season, the special occasion or simply because you want to.

Glorious Berry Season

With baskets and jars brimming with harvested fruit, the Berry Pickers return from their foraging trip. They have collected sweet blackberries and plump round blueberries – perfect for snacking on, for baking and for making jam. And also for use in decorating! As a colorful complement to our Berry Pickers, for example. The small colorful fruits provide the perfect foil for our unusual trio and bring out the best in them. The Berry Pickers have been enthusiastically plucked back into our collection as of 2015.

Twinkle Twinkle
Little Star

The famous Moon Family returned to our collection in May – looking just the same as when Olly Wendt designed them back in 1925. Now, more than 90 years on, Father Moon, Mother Sun and their four Star Children watch over young and old alike as they sleep. With their beaming faces they enchant all who see them, both by day and night, and make a heavenly gift to mark a birth, a christening or a birthday.

Creating lasting
birthday memories

Birthdays are such special days. Loved ones come to visit, wishes are shared, laughter and merriment fills the air. When you’re looking to make someone’s big day all that much brighter and create a lasting memory for them, our Well-Wishers are just the right envoys! Why not make it even more personal by having your loved one’s name inscribed on the base of the figurine? 

The art of craftsmanship

Wendt & Kühn has stood for fine German craftsmanship at its most beautiful since 1915. At Wendt & Kühn, the mastery and artistry of figurine manufacturing has been passed down from generation to generation. We draw on a wealth of original samples and designs in conscientiously developing them in contemporary interpretations.

Open House Days in Grünhainichen

Get in the mood with Wendt & Kühn

Who wouldn't want the opportunity to get a glimpse inside Santa's workshop? Just as exciting is when the Wendt & Kühn workshops open their doors for their open days on the first weekend in Advent. On 2nd and 3rd December 2017 you can experience the thrill of seeing how the world-famous Eleven Dot Angels and the delicate Marguerite Angels are made using the finest craftsmanship. The workshops, the World of Wendt & Kühn, the Tinkerer’s Row, the Wendt & Kühn Post Office and our Open House café will be open on both days from 10am to 5pm. What else can you expect? Find out here.

customer magazine

The new eleven dot post is here

It is that time of year again! We have put together for you a new edition of the eleven dot post magazine. Through the cover story of this edition we invite you to get to know our home, the Erzgebirge, a little better. It is a region in the South-East of Germany that has been shaped, above all, by mining. It is also home to a unique woodcraft tradition that has come to international renown. You can also look forward to exciting stories about our figurines and the origins of our workshops, and we reveal the new additions for 2017 and which items are returning to the collection.

From now on we are producing a special edition of the eleven dot post for our fans and readers in the USA. The first magazine in this new format carries the words “1st Edition” on the cover. But read it for yourself.

Gold Edition No10

Words for all eternity

One good reason to celebrate this year is the release of the Gold Edition No 10, produced in our traditional workshops, as this brings us to a modest anniversary. We have put a great deal of thought into what is the tenth design in this range, and the result is a wonderful hand-crafted figurine. Holding a golden book open in its hands, the Reader encourages every viewer to think and dream. But what is it that is being read aloud? Is it fairy tales, poems or perhaps stories written by life itself? This is left entirely to our imagination. The book in the Reader’s hands is plated with 24-karat gold, as is the metal base on which the figurine stands. In a strictly limited edition, only 22,222 of these figurines are available to spread joy.

The Reader is also available on a grey base – not as a limited edition. But see for yourself.

Giftgiving tip

Hardworking kindly spirits

Who is there who is not familiar with the chore of having to clean our house or apartment? The house cleaning, the small and somewhat larger repairs, and all the preparations required for a celebration – a seemingly endless succession of tasks. Wouldn’t it be lovely if you didn’t have to do them all yourself? This year three gnomes with their traditional red pointed hats returned to the collection, ready to carry out their secret mission with broom and bucket, with boot or with a roll of fabric. The perfect gift for a house warming, a wedding or simply as a decoration for your own home.

A new special exhibition at the Wendt & Kühn World

Figurines in national and regional dress

The grand design legacy of Wendt & Kühn includes numerous figurines depicting different nationalities and wearing regional costumes. The first four figurines were designed and made by the young student Grete Wendt and her father Albert, before the company was founded. They were a bride and groom, and a farmer and his wife, all wearing Weizacker regional dress. The focus on national dress and regional costumes provided particularly attractive opportunities for demonstrating design and painting skills. Some 90 exhibits, including numerous figurines and previously unseen design sketches, documents and photos from the private archives of Grete Wendt and Olly Wendt, née Sommer, are currently on display in the special exhibition “From Japan to Bavaria – figurines in national and regional dress” in the historic gallery of the Wendt & Kühn World in Grünhainichen. We look forward to welcoming you!

Award for World of Wendt & Kühn

Official certification as “especially family friendly”

Early in November, the World of Wendt & Kühn was officially classified as “especially family friendly”. Our sales and exhibition area was checked out by an independent agency and passed the inspection with flying colors. The 50 criteria on which we were judged included hands-on activities suitable for children and safety precautions specific to our younger visitors – aspects which we consciously incorporated into the redesign of the World of Wendt & Kühn two years ago. The high standards we set ourselves at that time have now received official endorsement from Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen mbH (TMGS). With immediate effect, we will be displaying the “Familienurlaub in Sachsen” (Family Holiday in Saxony) plaque at the entry to the World of Wendt & Kühn, assuring visitors of a truly family-friendly experience.

Gift idea

For those special treasures

These splinter boxes are real gems. This much is apparent at first glance – and when you open them and take a second look, so to speak, you discover so much more. These painted wooden containers guard secrets, preserve memories and provide space for treasured possessions. Your first movie theater ticket, snapshots from photo booths and even kitsch holiday souvenirs that bring back so many happy memories. Small mementos we pick up and look at from time to time that conjure up memories. Some happy, some sad, but always quite personal to us.

Competition „Manufaktur-Produkt des Jahres 2016“

A place on the podium

This year for the first time, Wendt & Kühn entered the competition to win the title “Manufactory Product of the Year 2016”. And with success. At our first attempt, the figurines of the puristic “White Timbre” Edition secured third place on the podium. And even more pleasing, this group of figurines, which this year became a quartet of four musicians, received yet another award. This exceptional collection of figurines received the special prize in the “Design” category.

Day Trip Tip

A magical day at the Wendt & Kühn World of Figures

Are you planning a day trip with friends, family or just for the two of you? How does a fun-filled day exploring a unique atmosphere and making lovely new discoveries sound to you? Then please come visit us at the Wendt & Kühn World of Figures. Wander through our magical world of Blossom Kinder and eleven dot angels and delight in the melodies ringing out from our many music boxes. We’re open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.