On our trip to Germany in 2019, the Goldspot team searched for Deutschland's greatest treasures. The bread, the beer, the Autobahn, sausages, and castles were great - don't get me wrong. What we found to be the most impressive were Germany's writing instrument manufacturers.
The bounty of German pen brands warrants a dedicated page on our website. Not only are there so many German pen manufacturers, but they also represent some of the finest writing instruments in the world. One of the most iconic being Montblanc - there's just something magical about that white snowflake.
Since 1906, the German manufacturer of writing instruments and luxury goods represents the pinnacle of luxury and status. Established in 1761 by cabinet maker Kaspar Faber, the Faber-Castell brand is one of the oldest and largest German manufacturers of pens, pencils, office supplies, artist's supplies in the world. Originally started as an ink manufacturer in 1838, Pelikan rose to become a premier German pen brand when they introduced the patented piston-differential filling system in 1929.
The Goldspot team had the honor of lodging in the old Pelikan factory (now converted to a hotel) and touring the new factory to see how these pens are made. Pelikan proudly honors its history with a dedicated museum archive called "Tintenturm" (or Ink Tower).