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The toy village Seiffen is the home of the figurative miniatures from the workshop of "Walter Werner Kunsthandwerk". Hard-working miners in authentic traditional costumes, freshly married couples and numerous historical figures are not only well known in the Ore Mountain region, but also far beyond the borders of Saxony. Owner Siegfried Werner and his team continue the handicraft in the spirit of the company founder Walter Werner. The history of Walter Werner Kunsthandwerk began when Walter Werner founded the company "WERNER Figuren" in 1957 after he had passed his master craftsman's examination. Meanwhile his company has been successful for more than 60 years and celebrated a great anniversary in 2017. At first Walter Werner produced mainly miners and nativity figures, together with three employees. In the meantime, Werner's range of handicrafts has been extended with candle arches, pyramids and other products made of wood. The main focus and unique selling point of the handicraft company is still the Saxon history, especially the mining industry in the Ore Mountains. The detailed and historically accurate elaboration of the figures, is fruit of his intensive research on Saxon mining history. The miners in their former habitat are designed in the style of the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Classicism, among others. Even after Walter Werner's youngest son Siegfried Werner took over the management of the company in 1999, the creative driving force is still unmistakably Saxon history and its small and large personalities. In addition, numerous other historical figures and personalities are part of Walter Werner's product range. Particularly original here are, for example, Martin Luther and his wife, or the representation of the biblical apostles.

Walter Werner handicraft “Historical Miner’s Parade”

The Historical Miner’s Parades of eight figures each in 8 cm size remind of the 19th century. The parade "Below Ground" in historical uniform presents typical mining accessories and tools. The “Musicians” parade uses timpani and wind instruments to symbolically resound old melodies of the Saxon Ore Mountains.

Walter Werner handicraft “Apostle”

In addition to the typical Saxon figures of Walter Werner Kunsthandwerk, the company is also dedicated to the creation of biblical stories. The 12 apostles can be purchased in a miniature size of 3.1 inches. They are dressed in replicas of contemporary clothing made of real fabric and equipped with characteristic, symbolic accessories. Apostle Andrew is depicted with the St. Andrew's cross, John of course wears the baptismal chalice. The depiction of apostles as well as the Lord's Supper in the form of miniature figures is unique in the Erzgebirge to date.


The figurative miniatures by Walter Werner Kunsthandwerk are produced with special effort and are often unique in their form. Owner Siegfried Werner also makes honorary gifts for local dignitaries and other souvenirs, which are issued in a one-time and limited edition. The production of a single figure from the high-quality wood of local forests always requires between 100 and 250 working steps. The parts are diligently turned, cut, drilled and finally glued together and elaborately painted by hand. The painters of the company ensure in the finest detail work that the historical costumes and other details are exactly worked out, and the figures get a very special expression.

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