Collection: Das Eiserne Kreuz: An Exceptional Collection of Decorations from 1813 to 1939

Das Eiserne Kreuz holds a storied history, intertwined with the military legacy of Germany. Its origins can be traced back to the early 19th century, when King Frederick William III of Prussia established this iconic military decoration in 1813 during the Napoleonic Wars. Initially conceived as a symbol of bravery and valor on the battlefield, the Iron Cross quickly became one of the most prestigious and recognizable military honors in Germany.