KWO traces its roots to a small Craftsman's business in the beautiful Erzgebirge-Mountains which produced turned parts from wood. The city of Olbernhau is located close to the border between and the . The little village of Seiffen near to Olbernhau is probably the most well known place for traditional wooden toy manufacturing which you can find at the foot of the eastern Erzgebirge-Mountains which its many centres of folklore-art.
Over the years KWO has grown into one of the leading manufactures of traditional hand made wooden art such as Smoking-Men, Nutcrackers, Music-Boxes, and Christmas Pyramids. They are all crafted to the rich tradition which developed over centuries in the Erzgebirge-Mountains.
A high standard of quality, exclusive design and attention to detail characterize KWO creations. Many enthusiastic collectors who are looking for beautiful and traditional designs have discovered KWO products and become faithful customers. The KWO workshop in Olbernhau has cultivated a tradition of fine craftsmanship of the Erzgebirge-Mountain arts with today more than 140 artisans. When buying any KWO product you can be sure to receive the highest quality wooden art originating from the Erzgebirge-Mountains.