With a history spanning almost 100 years, the heartwarming Hummel figurines have become a classic German gift and souvenir — and coveted collectable. So, let’s dive into the world of Hummel and discover our range of German figurines.
These porcelain figurines, depicting rosy-cheeked children in wholesome situations, have touched the hearts of countless people across Germany and beyond. Hummel figurines started in 1930 as a creation of Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, a German nun and prolific artist who studied at the Munich Academy of Applied Art. Sister Maria’s quaint drawings and paintings were inspired by the children she taught in her convent school, depicting them in everyday situations such as sleeping, reading or dressing up.
These drawings quickly gained popularity as postcards and, in 1935, were discovered by Franz Goebel, owner of a porcelain company. He saw their potential and acquired the rights to re-create them in porcelain figurine form — ready to adorn bedside tables and mantle pieces the world over. These quickly became a much-loved German gift and souvenir, especially during the Second World War when soldiers started sending them to their families. This carved out a special place in Germany’s history for the Hummel figurine, which continues to this day.
Hummel figurines not only make the perfect German gift, but they’re also a collector’s item that can be passed down through the generations. So if you’re dreaming of starting, adding to, or gifting a Hummel figurines collection, take a look at our selection above.