German Castle 

Handmade Paper &

Wooden Architectures

Studio & Workshop

Lesumer Heerstraße 56

28717 Bremen | Germany

+49 160 6546876

Welcome to the homepage of German Castle,


we would like to introduce to you the workshop and products of German Castle. During the early 60’s Christiane Etmer-Baden had built up a small business producing small handmade houses with a swiss made music box inside.  With the very beginning these small houses, back than we called them “Musikspielhäuser” became a worldwide delivered collector’s item to customers in France, the UK, Japan and United States. 


Since then like other German quality handmade products the “Musikspielhäuser” were internationally perceived as the contemporary equivalent to the Black Wood Forest Clock. 


Based on the variety of German architecture, the collection of the so called “Musikspielhäuser” has grown over the last 40 years to a significant number of hand illustrated themes including fairytales and bespoke houses from customers. If necessary we are able to comply with customers wishes. In our workshop we have refined our knowledge and material to produce small handmade series with a high quality standard. 


With the collections German Village and German Castle and Palaces we like introduce the typical representatives of German romantic architecture.