His diligence in honing his woodworking skills eventually bore fruit, and he became well-known throughout Bavaria for his exceptional craftsmanship.
By the mid-seventies, almost all of Fritz’s family members had left their jobs to join him in creating some of the finest German figurines the region offers. And so the business continued to grow, expanding its product line to German-style wooden household furniture.
Unfortunately, in early December 1986, just three weeks before Christmas, the workshop got burned down. This was a setback for the Bavarian Legacy, but we eventually recovered and resumed our production.
The wheels of time continue to turn, but the knowledge passed on from our great-grandparents lives on.
With the support of more than half a century of experience, we have perfected our craftsmanship in designing creative and fun classic German woodcrafts to meet the modern needs of our customers.
Check out our store to see some of the best designs we have on display.
Our Crafting Process
Our wooden handicrafts are primarily inspired by the colorful, creative, and compelling history of Germany.
The experiences and interactions with people from across the world also have a significant influence on the many products we have today, in particular those of interest to Americans and Britons such as Santa Claus, The Nutcracker Suite, and Uncle Sam.
We begin by designing and then carving out a sample to act as a reference point for our team, who will handcraft the finished pieces using the finest wood. We use one of the following woods for our products: birch, linden, alder, maple, spruce, or beech.
Once we have several templates that we can work on, we proceed to develop and shape smaller components, such as the pipes or head covers, with the lathe.
With all the components ready and uniformly painted, we start to assemble the parts. First, we fix the figurine to a base plate to provide stability. Individual pieces are then glued together, polished, and given a final quality check before being sold.