Vauen pipes are a German tradition dating back to the late 1800s, though the company's history goes back even further than that. In 1848, Karl Ellenberger and Carl August Ziener began manufacturing smoking pipes. In 1901, they would combine forces with the Gebhard Ott pipe factory to become what we now know as Vauen. Between then, the duo would earn medals at six World's Fairs, five of them gold. Vauen's history of innovation and imagination quickly spread, and their quality tobacco pipes became very popular.
Vauen pipes were one of the first to use a paper filter. The use of the Dr. Perl Activated Carbon Filter, one of the first 9mm filters, became a trademark of tobacco pipes produced by Vauen. The company's impact on German pipe production was so widespread,
Like Peterson, Vauen pipes manufacturer drew on the association of 'cleverness' with smoking pipes to build their brand. The slogan, "A clever chap only smokes the original Dr. Perl," is a German re-incarnation of the better known brand's catchphrase. That nearly all pipes made in Germany today are influenced by the 9mm filter tradition.
Vauen also makes many great blends of tobacco to choose from. They are great to enjoy with your Vauen pipe.
Vauen pipes are still somewhat unique to the German market. Although the company sells over 150 million of their famous Dr. Perl Junior System Filters every year, their well-crafted pipes are not widely distributed in the U.S. or Canada.
Much like Dunhill, Vauen marks their smoking pipes with a dot on their stem. Pipes sold in Germany are marked with a white dot, while internationally sold pipes bear a grey dot. These dots are the Vauen mark of quality, and only the pipes made of the best materials and highest craftsmanship earn the Vauen spot.
Feel free to browse our selection of Vauen pipes and find the best tobacco pipe for you. With over 30 different varieties to choose from, you're sure to find it here.