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Schwibbogen Ornament

Schwibbogen Ornament

The Schwibbogen is a candle arch from the Erzgebirge. It’s a Christmas decoration that can be found in almost any home in the region. The Schwibbögen is an integral part of the Erzgebirge folk art.

Schwibbogen Christmas Ornament
Schwibbogen Ornament

The Dresdner Striezelmarkt has the largest walk-in Schwibbogen.

Dresdner Striezelmarkt
Dresdner Striezelmarkt

In the body of the Arch (rarely on top) are scenic representations that are lit by candles. The artwork is mostly set up on pedestals.

Schwibbogen Christmas Ornament
Schwibbogen Christmas Ornament
Hartz Schwibbogen Christmas Ornament
Hartz Schwibbogen Christmas Ornament
Hartz Schwibbogen Christmas Ornament
Schwibbogen Christmas Ornament
Hartz Schwibbogen Christmas Ornament
Hartz Schwibbogen Christmas Ornament

Not able to go to Germany to bring one home? Schwibbögen can be bought here: 

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