The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest relief scene from Peter Duemler
The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest relief scene from Peter Duemler
A typical example of how a beer stein is created is the above relief from Peter Duemler modelled in Hoehr-Grenzhausen in 1883. The master modeller Peter Duemler (1860-1907) was one of the most recognised modellers in the history of Westerwald stein making. Peter Duemler was trained by R. Hanke & S.P. Gerz in the art of model making and not only did he design steins for these companies but also for Albert Jacob Thewalt. Later he started up his own business with his brother in law Albert Breiden and established the company Duemler & Breiden in 1883. The countless beer stein designs that Peter Duemler created up to his early death pay tribute to this unique designer and his modells are still being used for present day beer stein manufacturing.

This featured Battle of the Teutoburg Forest relief scene was one of the first designs that he created for his own company Duemler & Breiden and was used also later by the companies Marzi & Remy and S.P. Gerz.

A typical example of how a beer stein is created is the above relief from Peter Duemler modelled in Hoehr-Grenzhausen in 1883. The master modeller Peter Duemler (1860-1907) was one of the most recognised modellers in the history of Westerwald stein making. Peter Duemler was trained by R. Hanke & S.P. Gerz in the art of model making and not only did he design steins for these companies but also for Albert Jacob Thewalt. Later he started up his own business with his brother in law Albert Breiden and established the company Duemler & Breiden in 1883. The countless beer stein designs that Peter Duemler created up to his early death pay tribute to this unique designer and his modells are still being used for present day beer stein manufacturing.

This featured Battle of the Teutoburg Forest relief scene was one of the first designs that he created for his own company Duemler & Breiden and was used also later by the companies Marzi & Remy and S.P. Gerz.

The main scene of this unique relief model ilustrates the Germanic Cherusker Tribe with Arminius who defeated a Roman army in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. Arminius's influence held an allied coalition of Germanic tribes together in opposition to the Romans but after defeats by the Roman general Germanicus, nephew of the Emperor Tiberius, his influence waned and Arminius was assassinated on the orders of rival Germanic chiefs. Arminius's victory against the Roman legions in the Teutoburg forest had a far-reaching effect on the subsequent history of both the ancient Germanic peoples and on the Roman Empire. The Romans were to make no more concerted attempts to conquer and permanently hold Germania beyond the river Rhine.


The left and below examples ilustrate a modern beer stein from Zoeller & Born that makes use of the model from Peter Duemler as a base for their 2010 annual limited edition.

The main scene of this unique relief model ilustrates the Germanic Cherusker Tribe with Arminius who defeated a Roman army in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. Arminius's influence held an allied coalition of Germanic tribes together in opposition to the Romans but after defeats by the Roman general Germanicus, nephew of the Emperor Tiberius, his influence waned and Arminius was assassinated on the orders of rival Germanic chiefs. Arminius's victory against the Roman legions in the Teutoburg forest had a far-reaching effect on the subsequent history of both the ancient Germanic peoples and on the Roman Empire. The Romans were to make no more concerted attempts to conquer and permanently hold Germania beyond the river Rhine.


The left and below examples ilustrate a modern beer stein from Zoeller & Born that makes use of the model from Peter Duemler as a base for their 2010 annual limited edition.

Left is another typical example of how the Peter Duemler relief model was put into use from the beer stein maker Albert Jacob Thewalt.

The ilustrated Germanic Horn is a dramatical example of how the inclusion of the relief was used for the overall design of the rustic glazed stoneware body.

Left is another typical example of how the Peter Duemler relief model was put into use from the beer stein maker Albert Jacob Thewalt.

The ilustrated Germanic Horn is a dramatical example of how the inclusion of the relief was used for the overall design of the rustic glazed stoneware body.