Traditional German Beer Steins - Crystal German beer steins
GERMAN CRYSTAL BEER STEINS
German beer steins are a joyous symbol of Germany’s rich past — but none are as ornate and striking as the crystal beer steins. Made of sparkling crystal, each engraved with intricate designs, crystal beer steins make fantastic German Christmas gifts. Beer steins such as the Artina fortieth birthday crystal stein can also help celebrate a milestone birthday.
These stunning authentic German beer steins have a history stretching back to medieval Germany. Germany’s beer stein tradition started in the 14th century when the plague swept Europe. In an attempt to combat the disease, a new law was passed that meant people needed a personal drinking vessel, complete with a closing lid.
This law saw a huge surge in beer steins, increasingly adorned with personal designs, such as family crests, depictions of hunting trips, animals, or celebrations. This created a culture where one’s beer stein became an accessory to show off personal wealth, which is why the historic designs became increasingly elaborate — it was an attempt to out-shine the neighbours! These wonderful authentic beer steins have continued to bring joy to beer-drinkers across Germany and beyond ever since!
German beer steins come in many different forms, with the earliest examples being pewter and ceramic. We offer over 400 authentic German beer steins to choose from, including pewter to ceramic and crystal beer steins, making our selection the most diverse on the market — and they are all crafted in Germany for an authentic drinking experience.
So, if you’ve been dreaming of having an authentic German crystal beer stein of your own, or are looking for an extra special German Christmas gift, take a look at our options below.