" Kurort Seiffen " Kurort Seiffen by german_eagle
Kurort Seiffen Travel Guide: 29 reviews and 127 photos
Kurort Seiffen is a small town, located in the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) close to the Czech border. It was first mentioned in 1324. Founded as a tin-mining worker's village Seiffen is today famous for its wooden toys, nutcrackers, smokers etc. - all sorts of Christmas figures. In 1849 when the mines were exhausted the people needed to look for new job opportunities. So the handmade production of wooden toys etc. which was a hobby before turned to become the source of regular income.
Right on the main strreet, vis-a-vis from the toy museum, is this place - a store for wooden items/toys on the ground... more travel advice
"Everything comes from the mining" goes the saying in the Erzgebirge mountains. That applies to Christmas/Advent... more travel advice
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