It is truly astonishing to see what kind of stuff many German gift shops flog as “typical German souvenirs”.
For example snow globes with a miniature of Cologne Cathedral – made in China! Or salt and pepper shakers bearing the image of the “fairy tale castle” Neuschwanstein? When we were hunting through souvenir stores in search of stylish gifts for our international friends we could not really find anything that reflects modern Germany. So we decided to offer a modern, stylish, and truly German option – the German export box. We believe it reflects a much fresher and far more contemporary image of Germany – tinged with a touch of irony.