Christian Ulbricht Nutcrackers, Smokers & Ornaments
Small scale but perfect. A lot of care and love goes in to making good quality products that will last and last. For the past 90 years this principle has underlined the artistry and workmanship at Christian Ulbricht GmbH & Co.
In 1928, Christian Ulbricht‘s father founded the company „Otto Ulbricht‘s workshop for fine wooden crafts and toys“ in the small town Seiffen, in the heart of the Ore Mountains. His success was built on entrepreneurial skills and a remarkable inventiveness. At the height of his career, Otto Ulbricht was awarded at the World Exhibition in Paris with a gold medal for his children’s room clock designs, and a group of Kurrende singers.
After World War II and the dispossession of the Communist government resulted in the end of the company in Seiffen, now in the Communist East, Otto Ulbricht and his family were forced to flee to West Germany. It was in the village of Lauingen on the Danube River in Bavaria, that he re-established his Company, and eventually handed over the management to his son Christian Ulbricht in 1968. After Germany was reunited in 1990, Christian Ulbricht bought back his father‘s original company in Seiffen.