An der Weihnachtsecke: At the Christmas Corner

BySuzanne Hull

An der Weihnachtsecke: At the Christmas Corner

With just two weeks until Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017, we’d like to help you get prepared for your visit by introducing our holiday store called “An der Weihnachtsecke”. In German, this means, “At the Christmas Corner”. In it, we will feature the following:

Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017 Commemorative Mugs

 

This year’s commemorative mug will only be available for sale an der Weihnachtsecke. Be sure to purchase yours before they run out. You can make a donation of $25/mug before November 29th to guarantee your mug and pick it up at the event.

For this year’s mug design, we again collaborated with German designer Sabine Voigt. She previously worked for Rolling Stone Magazine and continues to design mugs for Christmas markets around the world. We chose to incorporate our new logo this year, designed by Lessing-Flynn Advertising.

We had the pleasure of working with Straub Marketing to procure our commemorative mugs this year. Straub Marketing is a complete brand management company specializing in creative, print, promotional, apparel and fulfillment. The Straub team, with over 40 years of industry experience, creates seamless brand strategies, specifically customized by evaluating the organizational, circumstantial or event needs of clients.

Beer Steins and Glassware

From glass to stoneware, from boot to Maß, we’ve got your beer drinking vessels covered. With a variety of price points, you’re sure to find something for the casual drinker or collector in your life. There are also several limited edition pieces available.

Thewalt Steins

Many of the steins sold at Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017 are original productions from original Thewalt molds. These steins are produced in the same time-honored tradition, entirely made in the Westerwald (“Western Forest”), just a few kilometers from the original Thewalt factory. Several original skilled Thewalt workers are still making these new steins. Established in 1893 and producing steins until 2009, the Thewalt factory earned global recognition with emphasis on unsurpassed quality, using only the best materials and workmanship.

 

 

 

 

 

Gerz & Corzelius Steins

These steins were made from molds acquired from the original factory of Paul Werner Corzelius (some of which are over 100 years old!). These steins was made just a few kilometers from the original Gerz Sessenbach and Corzelius Hoehr Grenzhausen factory sites.

 

 

 

 

European Confections

We will be offering advents calendars, German/Swiss/English chocolate, Baumkuchen, Mozart Kugeln, Asbach chocolate, a variety of marzipan confections, Pannetone, German/Danish/English cookies and a variety of stollen.

 

Glaszauber Lauscha

These individually hand-blown and hand-painted ornaments, lovingly made by a family-owned and operated business in Germany, are truly one of a kind. The first Christmas tree ornaments made of glass originated in their hometown of Lauscha in 1847.

Watch a video of how these ornaments are made.

 

 

Christkindlmarket Des Moines Merchandise

We had a great time working with Straub Marketing, our 2017 Preferred Brand Solutions Vendor, to design our Christkindlmarket Des Moines merchandise. We will be offering totes, tumblers, knit caps, beanies, mittens and scarves.

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Ben GaumerPosted on  4:02 pm - Nov 13, 2017

Suzanne,
I’m Ben Gaumer and while I’d love to attend the Christkindlmarkt in Des Moines, I’ll be in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg leading two Weihnachtsmarkt tours there. But I’m still interested in some of the items you are selling!! Is there any way I can get a Glühwein mug as well as a stocking hat? I’ll advertise for you in Deutschland!

Also, I was wondering if you all had thought about a “Partnerstadt” relationship with one of the ones in Germany. I know Nürnburg has a special “Markt für Partnerstädte”. Could be something to cultivate for the future!

Many thanks in advance for your consideration!!

Viele Grüße!!

Ben Gaumer
BG Adventures, LLC

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