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Räuchermännchen

Räuchermännchen are wooden figures that originated in the area around the Ore mountains.

First appearing in the early 19th Century, they are used to burn Räucherkerzen – candles that let off a scent when burnt.

They are usually in the form of a craftsman or someone from a particular trade such as a woodsman.

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