You have only until April 8, 2018 to see our special exhibition “From Japan to Bavaria – figurines in national and regional dress” in the historical gallery of Wendt & Kühn World in Grünhainichen. The exhibition displays a large number of figurines from the grand design legacy of Wendt & Kühn depicting different nationalities and wearing regional costumes – including a bride and groom, and a farmer and his wife, all wearing Weizacker regional dress. Also shown are previously unseen design sketches, documents and photos from the private archives of Grete Wendt and Olly Wendt, née Sommer. Take the opportunity to pop in and see it before it ends. The historical gallery will then be closed from April 9 to 13, 2018 to allow for the setting up of our new special exhibition “Within the realm of the imagination”. From April 14, 2018, numerous figurines depicting fairy tales, animals and children will be on display alongside their literary inspirations, together with rare drawings and sketches by the artists Grete Wendt and Olly Wendt, née Sommer. Not to be missed!
“Reading books means travelling to distant worlds, away from our living rooms, and over the stars” – these words by the German poet Johann Paul Friedrich Richter (known as Jean Paul) aptly describe the worlds opened up to us through books. When we read we can, for example, fly with Peter Pan through Neverland, explore the world’s oceans in a submarine with Professor Pierre Aronnax or roam the Golden Wood with the elf Galadriel. “International Children’s Book Day” has been celebrated around the world since 1967 – always on April 2nd and always with a different theme. The date was chosen by the “International Board on Books for Young People” (IBBY) in honor of the Danish poet and writer Hans Christian Andersen, who was born on this day in the year 1805. Latvia is the sponsor this year and with the slogan “The small is big in a book” it hopes to inspire a love of reading. Apropos “the small is big”, our book “How the Angel Got His Eleven Dots” follows the journey of the small Angel with Shawm as he embarks on a series of challenges he must face before he is allowed to join the large orchestra. A book perfect for reading aloud, for reading to yourself and for reading together.
Welcome spring to your table. Our spring wreath with its four merry maids make this as easy as pie. As an eye-catching focal point placed in the center of the table it will bring springlike cheer to your home. Combined with white wax candles, traditionally simple tableware, linen napkins and handwritten name cards it creates a truly one-of-a-kind atmosphere. All ready for the next birthday celebrations, or cozy coffee and cake with friends and family!
Please note that the Spring Wreath is not available in the USA.
It’s certainly no secret that the musical talents of our Grünhainichen Angels® are known around the world. But even offstage, they still sing to our hearts – as our Angel with Letter and Flowers. As an ambassador of the heart, this cherub makes a gift sure to delight any special loved one. And not just on birthdays or Christmas. Especially as a lovely little surprise in good as well as hard times, from a heartfelt apology to a sincere thank you. A figurine to let all those special people know: “I’m so glad you’re in my life!”
Are you planning a day trip with friends, family or just for the two of you? How does a fun-filled day exploring a unique atmosphere and making lovely new discoveries sound to you? Then please come visit us at the Wendt & Kühn World of Figures. Wander through our magical world of Blossom Kinder and eleven dot angels and delight in the melodies ringing out from our many music boxes. We’re open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
These splinter boxes are real gems. This much is apparent at first glance – and when you open them and take a second look, so to speak, you discover so much more. These painted wooden containers guard secrets, preserve memories and provide space for treasured possessions. Your first movie theater ticket, snapshots from photo booths and even kitsch holiday souvenirs that bring back so many happy memories. Small mementos we pick up and look at from time to time that conjure up memories. Some happy, some sad, but always quite personal to us.