Walthari is a Jugendstil rotunda, combining its blackletter roots with a strong Roman influence in an effort to achieve a broader appeal than the traditional forms. It's a revival of the typeface designed by Heinz Konig 1899 for the Rudhard'schen Giesserei of Offenbach A.M.
As a rotunda, Walthari is easily read by readers who are not comfortable with the schwabachers and frakturs in common use in German printing. Walthari, with its decorative flourishes, has the amazing ability to be both traditional and youthful at the same time. Especially useful for for scrapbooks and invitations.