The Gahlenz people have dedicated themselves to the art of wood for centuries. The first documented mention of a timber company dates back to 1652.
The origins of the Holzkunst Gahlenz company go back to 1928. Initially, they concentrated on the production of objects for everyday life, but never lost sight of the Gahlenz smokers, which were already known at the time.
Today Holzkunst Gahlenz offers almost the entire range of folk art from the Ore Mountains. From the smoker to the nutcracker to the candle arch, everything is produced in the workshops. A large selection of Easter items rounds off the product range. Gahlenz attaches particular importance to the preservation of the typical Erzgebirge character of her characters.
The company Gahlenz Holzkunst is one of the few manufacturers from the Ore Mountains that produces life-size nutcrackers and smokers. The beautiful, impressive specimens are available up to a size of 220 cm. On request, even Christmas pyramids of several meters can be individually manufactured. Only technically perfect workshops can face such challenges. The Christmas pyramid made by Holzkunst Gahlenz on the Dresden Striezelmarkt is the largest in the world at 14.62 m and is in the Guiness Book of Records.