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Our Stein Makers

Our Stein Makers - German Beer Steins and Mugs


The family owned company Zöller & Born was founded in 1956 by Alois Zöller and Werner Born.

To follow up the long tradition in the Westerwald (Western Forest) of Germany, Zöller & Born started production of beer steins of high quality created with great care of genuine stoneware.  The complete development of new models is realized by the Company's highly talented designer artists.

All relief steins, the specialty of Zöller & Born, are handpainted and have valuable pewter lids to make them attractive collector's items.


KING-WERK is situated in the Westerwald (Western Forest) of Germany, near the Rhine and Koblenz (the ancient Roman town of Confluentia) as well as the famous Limes (the fortified Roman border).

In the very first centuries after Christ, you will perhaps find the oldest roots of potters' tradition in the area.

Backed by generations of experience in finest craftmanship, KING-Steins are mostly based on designs of antique originals.

The KING-Collection of Old German, Bavarian, Austrian and Tyrolian Steins, Tankards and Mugs offers you a choice of the most original and skillfully designed products available.

The trademark KING guarantees the most authentic quality to all friends of genuinely handcrafted and handpainted German Steins.


Thewalt stopped production of its world famous beer steins in 2009.  The stoneware factory A. J. Thewalt had been producing beer steins since 1893 and was one of the oldest companies that still existed in the ceramic town of Höhr-Grenzhausen.

In year 2010 King-Werk and Albert J. Thewalt got together and decided to produce in the King factory a series of original limited edition Thewalt models that would be based upon the trademark of "Thewalt 1893".
As can be expected from King-Werk, these models match the very high standards that made Thewalt beer steins one of the most sought after articles among worldwide collectors.

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