Created more than 160 years ago, the Herrnhut Star is considered to be the source of all handmade Christmas stars. The first star of this kind, made of paper and cardboard, shone in the boarding school rooms of the Moravian Church at the beginning of the 19th century.
According to legend a teacher first used the star in mathematics class as a way to help children better understand geometry. From then on, the children had crafted their own stars in the boarding school on the first Sunday of Advent and then carried this custom back to their families. Even today it is still a charming tradition to begin the peaceful Christmas season with a Herrnhut Star.
By the XX century fragile paper stars were replaced by constructions with points attached to a metal frame. This innovation made it possible to reassemble the star and ship it.
Today all rights to the star decorations belong to a German company Herrnhuter Sterne GmbH founded in 1991.
Our company Planeta Zvezd LLC was founded in 2015 as the official representative of Herrnhuter Sterne GmbH in Russia.
Herrnhut stars have been used as Christmas decorations of Saint Petersburg downtown for the last few years. They shine at the square near the St. Isaac’s Cathedral, on New Holland Island, at Christmas market on Manezhnaya Square and in DLT mall.
We are glad to offer our clients full range of services - from development of individual design project to delivery and installation service and further dismantling and storage.