About Us

We are the Rascher family, hailing from a long lineage of skilled wood artisans from a small town called Roth in Bavaria, Germany. Our artistic roots can be dated back to the 1950s, when our forefather, Fritz Rascher, used his god-like hands to create classic German nutcrackers, smokers, and wooden toys.

Fritz Rascher originally never had much interest in toys, dolls, nutcrackers, and smokers that Roth and Nuremberg are well-known for. Yet one momentous day was all it took to change his mind, and he was inspired to take up the craft full-time.

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 that the region has to offer. 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. To this day, we still create with our own hands, gorgeous German wooden handicrafts, in honor of Fritz Rascher’s legacy.

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.

Our Products

All of our products are crafted with the intention of bringing wonder to your everyday life. Of the many creations we’ve handcrafted over the years, several selections remain our top-selling products. Click on any of the items below to learn more about the stories behind each of our best-sellers.