Designed by Berthold Wolpe in the early 1930s and originally titled Bismarck Schrift. Released as Sachsenwald or Sachsenwald-Gotisch (Series 457) in 1937. [Bryant] A second light weight was started, but it is unclear if it ever was released [Omagari]. A specimen reproduced in The calligraphic Tradition in Blackletter Type by Paul Shaw shows both weights.
The initial weight was digitized by Gerhard Helzel in 2015. In September 2017, Monotype released a revival made by Toshi Omagari. It spans both weights and includes alternates for ‘HIXx’.