Diessen, a small town located on the shores of the beautiful Lake Ammersee in the heart of Bavaria's romantic country side, has a rich historical and artistic heritage, which dates back to the 9th Century.
During medieval times, two important trade routes joined here, this spurring the economic and cultural development of the region.
Diessen also was the way station for pilgrims who visited the many shrines and monasteries located in that area.
Pewter amulets, ornaments, religious pictures and jewelry, sold at that time in churches and convents around Diessen, became very popular.
Their professional ambition and artistic talent made the crafts people of Diessen famous, and their products were soon sold all over Europe as collectible Pewter Art.
Since 1796, this rich tradition has been kept alive by the family of Wilhelm Schweizer.