Medieval and German Beer Steins

The beer stein originated around the 14th century, hailing out of Germany when they sought to try and prevent the spread of the Bubonic Plague. Years later, medieval and German beer steins remain a popular collectible among the masses, providing not only a great and decorative display, but also allowing others to enjoy their beverages in style. Stein is an abbreviation of the German word steingut, which translates to stoneware, referencing that stone was a popular and common material for mugs and drinkware before the use of glass. Traditionally, anything referenced as a stein is a mug-like vessel that features both a handle and a hinged lid. These steins echo that base design, having been crafted from either stoneware or pewter. Virtually all of our beer steins feature impressive levels of detailing, in the form of raised-reliefs and carvings that render each drinking vessel a stunning decoration to behold. Our medieval steins are also fully functional, which means that if you wish to enjoy a drink in style, there is no better way to do so then by drinking from one of these ornate vessels. Many of them are crafted from pewter, which offers several advantages above steel and silver, namely being easy to take care of, as a little metal polish on occasion will keep pewter looking brilliant. A medieval stein makes for a fantastic gift for groomsmen, especially if the wedding has a medieval theme, and they are perfect for enjoying quality beverages whenever you are out and about at a Renaissance fair. For a collector, any one of these medieval and German beer steins would make for fantastic addition to their collection, although casual drinkers and medieval enthusiasts can also enjoy the look and feel of a good stein, especially when you use that stein to enjoy a nice, cold beverage.
Albrecht Durer Beer Stein
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The Albrecht Durer Beer Stein is crafted from pewter and features a raised-relief decoration. The body design consists of four subject panels depicting works by this famous Renaissance painter and engraver.
Price: $185.00
Albrecht Durer Miniature Beer Stein
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The Albrecht Durer Miniature Beer Stein is crafted from pewter and features a raised-relief decoration. The body design consists of four subject panels depicting works by this famous Renaissance painter and engraver.
Price: $51.00
Antique Knights Stein
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This beautiful stein was inspired by a 100 year old Thewalt and Paulus antique that exhibited a three-domed design. In this Antique Knight Stein, that inspiration is given a resurrection to create an impressive and detailed display piece.
Price: $125.00
Antique Theatre Stein
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Displaying a traditional theatre scene in raised relief, this German stoneware stein is hand painted in antique style colors. The Antique Theatre Stein depicts men and women in medieval clothing, gathered for an open air performance.
Price: $119.00
Archangel Michael Beer Stein
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Three cast pewter angel heads with gold-leaf wings are applied along the flared base of the Archangel Michael Beer Stein. On the pewter lid, Michael the Archangel appears in full armor with golden wings, sword, and shield.
Price: $175.00
Bavarian Lion Stein
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This Bavarian Lion Stein displays three proud lions guarding the coat of arms of Bavaria. On either side of the crown and shield emblem we find the majestic animal in deep relief. This collectible stein is made from fine pewter.
Price: $370.00
Bayern Traditional Stein
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The Bayern Traditional Stein features a Bayern crest in the center, supported by two lions. A banner above the crest reads Gott Mit Du Land Der Bayern (God be with you, land of Bavaria), and below the crest, it says simply Bayern.
Price: $100.00
Black Heraldic Eagle Stein
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A raised relief pewter version of the Prussian eagle is the focal point of this stoneware stein. Wrapped around the Black Heraldic Eagle Stein is a decal of the history of the German eagle from 300 A.D., condensed into fifteen panels.
Price: $179.00
Blue Bavarian Beer Stein
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The stein is painted in Bavarian blue and gold. A pewter coat of arms medallion rests opposite the handle with a Bayern name plate beneath it. An ornamental pewter lid completes the stein. It is made of stoneware.
Price: $115.00
Castle Gate Stein
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The Castle Gate Stein is decorated as a stone castle tower. On the front of the stein, opposite the handle, two doors open on the sides to reveal a man in historic apparel valiantly waving a flag with a castle in the background.
Price: $330.00
Castle Tower Stein
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Steins are not just impressive cups to enjoy drinks out of. Some, like this Castle Tower Stein, are as much a work of art as they are an addition to your feasting table, and that makes them a multi-use addition to your medieval setting!
Price: $107.00
Castles of King Ludwig Stein
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The Castles of King Ludwig Stein depicts the three castles commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria, Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, and Herrenchiemsee. The collectible stein also displays edelweiss flowers and the Bavarian coat of arms.
Price: $99.00
Classic Pewter Stein
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Displaying a classic shape with a pedestal base, the Classic Pewter Stein is ideal for personalized engraving. This pewter lidded mug features a crescent shaped thumblift which is repeated with a pinky rest at the base of the handle.
Price: $177.00
Cobalt Blue Deutschland Stein
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Displaying several German landmarks and iconic scenes, this Cobalt Blue Deutschland Stein makes a fantastic gift for anyone intrigued by German history and culture. The raised design wraps around the body of this stoneware stein.
Price: $97.50
Cobalt German Eagle Stein
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The Cobalt German Eagle Stein displays popular landmarks in Germany, including Neuschwanstein, Munich, Rothenburg, and Heidelberg, with the Imperial eagle of Germany displayed in the foreground over Berlin on this stoneware stein.
Price: $100.00
Colorful Neptune Stein
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Once, the Romans made offerings to the god of the seas, to placate his wrath and earn his favor. Now, you need do no such things. Instead, you can just add this Colorful Neptune Stein to your collection and that is homage enough for a god.
Price: $170.00
Colorful P. Duemler Dragon Slayer Stein
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Nothing speaks of medieval style like a nice stein in your hand or in your home, and with this Colorful P. Duemler Dragon Slayer Stein, you get a great stein that doubles as both a drinking vessel and a new decoration for your castle.
Price: $206.00
Crusaders Beer Stein
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The Crusaders Beer Stein is a beautiful stein crafted from stoneware with a raised-relief and applied decoration. A pewter relief five-panel mural of Leaders of the 1st to 5th Crusades wraps around the black glazed stoneware body.
Price: $198.00
Crystal Beer Stein
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The Crystal Beer Stein features hand cut engraved designs with a hops and grain theme to complement your favorite brew. Made from solid crystal, this German beer stein is fitted with a flat pewter lid and a hop flower thumblever.
Price: $65.00
Cut Crystal Stein
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The Cut Crystal Stein features hand cut engraved designs with a hops and grain theme that will be loved by any brewing enthusiast! Made from solid crystal, this German beer stein is fitted with a flat pewter lid and thumblever.
Price: $65.00
Denmark Viking Stein
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This impressive specimen is a new take on the traditional German Stein. Featuring iconic shaping, this Denmark Viking Stein colorfully depicts a few touches of classic Norse symbolism, while also featuring a touch of Viking style.
Price: $122.00
Deutschland Eagle Stein
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Displaying the Imperial eagle of Germany in pewter against a stark black background, this Deutschland Eagle Stein makes a stunning addition to any collection. The pewter eagle crest is framed by scrollwork highlighted in gold.
Price: $125.00
Deutschland Panorama Stein
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A knight on a white horse charges in front of a German castle on the center panel of the Deutschland Panorama Stein. Below the knight are two shields and a banner reading Deutschland. This stoneware stein makes an excellent gift.
Price: $119.00
Deutschland Pewter Beer Stein
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This Deutschland Pewter Beer Stein displays famous cities in Germany. Berlin, Liepzig, and Hamburg are on the front. Munich, Weimar, and Dresden are on the left. Frankfurt, Potsdam, and Kologne are on the right.
Price: $260.00
Deutschland Pewter Eagle Stein
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The Imperial eagle of Germany is displayed in pewter against a black background and framed in gold. This Deutschland Pewter Eagle Stein is hand painted in vibrant colors to bring out every detail of the raised relief city motifs.
Price: $159.00
Durer Starbottom Stein
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This glass starbottom stein features a detailed pewter medallion showing Albrecht Duerers famous engraving, Knight, Death and the Devil. The Duerer Starbottom Stein features a flat pewter lid with thumblift, suitable for engraving.
Price: $50.00
Fantasy Castle Stein
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Every king or queen should rule a castle, and thanks to this Fantasy Castle Stein, you can do just that. This stein brings a castle into your home, for you to rule over. In a pinch, it also gives you a new vessel to drink from, too!
Price: $170.00
Finland Viking Stein
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This specimen is a new take on the traditional German Stein. Featuring iconic shaping, this Finland Viking Stein depicts a few touches of classic Norse symbolism, while also featuring a touch of truly impressive Viking style.
Price: $122.00
Gambrinus Tower Stein
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The Gambrinus Tower Stein stands over 20 inches tall and features the mythical king of beer atop his castle tower. Gambrinus lifts his chalice and offers a toast. This stoneware stein makes an impressive addition to any collection.
Price: $250.00
German Eagle Beer Stein
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Crafted of stoneware, the German Eagle Beer Stein has a raised relief design with platinum and black accent glazes. A pewter German Eagle applique is the focal point of this piece. This stein is a great collectible piece.
Price: $105.00
German States Stein
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Finished with a smooth black glaze, the German States Stein is made from high quality stoneware. The collectible beer stein features a German coat of arms pewter emblem, surrounded by a platinum wraparound design with state crests.
Price: $179.00
Giant Bayern Stein
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The Giant Bayern Stein features raised relief patterns depicting images related to Bayern, also known as Bavaria. Three detailed panels vividly depict Neuschwanstein Castle, the Bavarian coat of arms, and Bavarian folk dancers.
Price: $520.00
Giant Parforce Hunting Stein
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The Giant Parforce Hunting Stein shows a traditional deer hunting party, with hounds chasing the stag in a wraparound raised relief image. This form of hunting was considered the most noble way of hunting deer in Medieval Europe.
Price: $550.00
Glass England Stein
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For this stein, it is all in the name. This Glass England Stein is designed to pay homage to England, and in doing so, it creates a truly impressive and appealing design that is sure to appeal to any England natives or enthusiasts.
Price: $49.00
Glass Scotland Stein
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The name of this stein is a tell-all. The Glass Scotland Stein pays tribute to the great nation of Scotland, by featuring Scottish emblems and heraldry. And in the process, it also makes for a rather impressive looking stein, too.
Price: $49.00
Glass Wales Stein
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If you are looking to indulge in the Welsh side of things, then there is no better way than with this Glass Wales Stein, which is not only functional, but also well designed, featuring details enough to make it quite the sight.
Price: $49.00
Glockenspiel Stein
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The Rathaus Glockenspiel is the largest of the ornate clock towers in Germany. Located in Munich, the glockenspiel using moving figurines that reenact scenes from the citys past. The Glockenspiel Stein is a fantastic souvenir or gift.
Price: $150.00
Good Hunting Stein
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Waidmannsheil! A German phrase that means good hunting, this sentiment abounds across the front of this collectible stoneware stein. The Good Hunting Stein features a raised relief wraparound design with a fox on the molded handle.
Price: $159.00
Griffin Pewter Beer Stein
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The Griffin Pewter Beer Stein has a raised-relief pewter band in the center. Featuring griffin heads with rings in their mouths, this stein has a pewter border decoration of eagles, serpents, and lions that completes the body design.
Price: $165.00
Heraldic Lion Stein
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Lions guard the Bavarian coat of arms on this collectible pewter stein. The alpine region is renowned for its rich culture and beautiful scenery. The Heraldic Lion Stein is a delightful gift for history and brewing enthusiasts.
Price: $240.00
Iron Cross Stein
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A tribute to the Iron Cross Medal, this stoneware stein traverses history, displaying each version of this honorable medal since it was established in 1813. The Iron Cross Stein will look lovely on your shelf or filled with beer.
Price: $179.00
Jousting Tankard
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A medieval joust was an impressive sight to see in its glory days. For some, those days are ones that cannot be relived, yet this Jousting Stein allows anyone to bring a jousting scene out of history and into their own home with ease!
Price: $332.00
Land of Bavaria Pewter Beer Stein
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This Land of Bavaria Pewter Beer Stein is made of raised-relief pewter. It will serve as a focal point of any collection. Three panels depict the official Bavarian Crest with a Bayern banner above it. This is a limited edition piece.
Price: $245.00
Leif Ericson Stein
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The Vikings were more than just raiders who sacked and pillaged Europe. They were also seafarers, who explored far beyond most nations reach. This Leif Ericson Stein pays homage to one Viking who is thought to have reached North America.
Price: $49.00
Leif Erikson Antique Blue Stein
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The Leif Erikson Antique Blue Stein depicts the Viking explorer Leif and his men in front of a Viking longship. The drinking stein is finished in a rich blue antique style glaze that creates a rich contrast for the relief design.
Price: $128.00
Leif Erikson Multicolor Stein
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The Leif Erikson Multicolor Stein depicts the Viking explorer Leif and his men standing in front of a Viking longship with a striped red and white sail. Alternating red and white round shields decorate the side of the dragon ship.
Price: $160.00
Limited Edition Bavarian Castles Stein
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The three panels on the Limited Edition Bavarian Castles Stein each feature a castle from the life of King Ludwig II. This finely detailed stoneware stein has gold accents along the bottom and a border of small swans across the top.
Price: $139.00
Lion Head Stein
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This unique stoneware stein features a blue glazed body adorned with raised relief lion heads holding pewter rings in their mouths. Colorful raised bands around the top and bottom of the Lion Head Stein offer additional detailing.
Price: $139.00
Lovers on Horseback Antique Stein
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Made from an antique mold, this authentic German stein features a medieval couple sharing an tender moment. The Lovers on Horseback Antique Stein makes a delightful gift for a wedding, housewarming, or another special occasion.
Price: $179.00
Lovers on Horseback Vibrant Stein
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A medieval couple shares a tender moment in the main panel of this collectible stoneware stein. Made from an antique mold also featuring a castle scene, the Lovers on Horseback Vibrant Stein is hand painted to bring out every detail.
Price: $259.00
Medieval Tower Stein
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This stein stands as an impressive and unique vision of medieval style and design. As well it should, as this Medieval Tower Stein was designed by Edwin Breiden, who is one of the premier contemporary stein sculptors of the modern era.
Price: $162.00
Miniature Bavarian Barrel Stein
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The Miniature Bavarian Barrel Stein displays a blue and white diamond pattern framed by scrollwork patterns. Made from stoneware with a pewter lid, this mini beer stein makes a great gift for the brewer or reenactor in your life.
Price: $20.00
Miniature Bavarian Classic Stein
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The Miniature Bavarian Classic Stein is made from fine stoneware with a pewter lid. Decorated with the Bavarian emblem of blue and white diamonds, this mini beer stein makes a terrific gift for the reenactor or brewer in your life!
Price: $20.00
Miniature Bayern Stein
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The Miniature Bayern Stein is decorated with the Bayern coat of arms in blue and white. A diamond design wraps around the opposite side. This collectible stoneware stein is a fantastic gift for enthusiasts of the alpine region!
Price: $20.00
Miniature Boar Deutschherren Stein
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The Miniature Boar Deutschherren Stein makes a distinctive gift or personal accent. Although Deutschherren literally translates as German men, it refers to the German Order of the Teutonic Knights which was founded during the Crusades.
Price: $22.00
Miniature Celebration Stein
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The Miniature Celebration Stein features ornate raised relief detailing and a beautiful unique handle with an ornately flourished thumblift. The flat lid of the collectible pewter stein is unadorned and suitable for engraving.
Price: $65.00
Miniature Eagle Stein
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A perfect gift for any fan of German culture and history, the Miniature Eagle Stein displays the coat of arms of the German Empire (1889-1918). The conical pewter lid and pewter thumblever add classic style to this collectible stein.
Price: $20.00
Neptune Stein
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Once, the Romans made offerings to the god of the seas, to help placate his wrath and earn his favor. Now, you need do no such things. Instead, you can just add this Neptune Stein to your collection and that is homage enough for a sea god.
Price: $107.00
Neuschwanstein Castle Pewter Beer Stein
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The main panel of this stein is a raised-relief scene of the most famous castle in the world, depicted in front of the Alps. Bavarian motifs complete the look of the Neuschwanstein Castle Pewter Beer Stein.
Price: $190.00
Neuschwanstein Castle Stein
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Depicting the famous nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria, the Neuschwanstein Castle Stein is hand painted in vibrant colors to bring out the raised relief details of this stoneware stein.
Price: $50.00

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