Guten Tag! Put on your dirndl and lederhosen — Oktoberfest is in full swing! Originating in Munich, Bavaria, Germany in 1810, Oktoberfest is now celebrated in areas across the globe with large crowds ready for fun, lively music, delicious food and of course, lots of beer!
You may be familiar with the ornate beer steins that Germany is known for, featuring intricately-carved nostalgic scenes and pewter lids with a thumb lever. Collecting these types of steins date back to the late 19th century, and are still quite popular today.
If you’ve ever admired the artistry of traditional German steins, you have to see the amazing selection of collectible steins available at The Bradford Exchange Online. But, don’t be fooled…these steins are far from what you’d expect!
Scroll down to see 7 unique steins that are sure to turn heads during Oktoberfest and all year:
Most people think of Germany when it comes to steins, but this stein is distinctly American, beautifully celebrating the spirit of the American West and the historical significance of the Buffalo Nickel. Gleaming 22K gold accents, “buffalo horn” handle, a genuine Buffalo Nickel — I’ll toast to that!
Speaking of all-American tributes, this USMC Devil Dog stein makes me want to say “Ooh-Rah!” whenever I admire it. From his t-shirt to the Eagle, Globe and Anchor tattoo on his bicep, this stein certainly screams USMC pride from every angle.
Showcasing a portrait of Darth Vader on the front and the handle that’s shaped like the hilt of his lightsaber, I’d find the Dark Side very compelling if it meant I get to have this stellar STAR WARS tribute in my hands! What if you got one for each member of your fleet?
As a Chicago Cubs™ fan, this one knocks it out of the park! Celebrating the Cubs from every angle with logos, team colors and more, this Heirloom Porcelain® stein is a real winner. But, act fast—it’s available in a limited edition of only 10,000 worldwide!
Corvette has always led the way in American sports car innovation, so what a fitting tribute to have reinvented the stein in this way, with its wheel-inspired handle and images of the greatest Corvette designs and engineering milestones. Love this stein? Step on it! It’s available in a limited edition of only 10,000 worldwide!
A stein celebrating one of the most iconic American beer brands in the world just makes sense to me. I love drinking in every detail of this handcrafted Budweiser tribute, from the famed red brick Anheuser-Busch® “Brew House” design to their iconic logo on the thumb rest. Cheers!
Now that we’re in the midst of another exciting season of NFL football, I’d be remiss to end this list without mentioning the reigning champions of last season! Master your grip on the “pigskin” handle of this stein and raise a toast to your Patriots in style. The edition is limited to only 5,000 though, so hustle!
Those are my top picks! What was your favorite from this list? I think I might have to add at least one to my collection this year. Do you celebrate Oktoberfest where you live? How do you celebrate? Connect with me in the comments! And, remember that we have so many more unforgettable collectible steins on our site. You’re sure to find something truly spectacular!
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