Picture of German christmas figurines called Bergmann and Engel

A German Christmas Tradition: Besinnlichkeit

A German Christmas tradition: The Light Angel and the Mine Worker (we call him “Schwarzmann”) are the symbolic figures of the Ore Mountains in Germany.

Both of them are the preachers of the Christian message, and resemblance ofthe native Craftsman of each Village. Out of desire for light in the dark winter times, the lit candles resemble joy and hope.

Very often, these handmade figurines stand in windows of German families, and it is a tradition that each family member gets their own figurine for the 1st Birthday – the Bergmann (Mine Worker) for the Men and Boys, the Engel (Angel) for the Women and Girls.
We wish you and your Families a reflective and thoughtful Christmas Time.

Your Team Schwarzmann,
Michael, Marlon, Lisa, JP, Nelson and Tango