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Kurort Seiffen Travel Guide: 29 reviews and 126 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.

  • Last visit to Kurort Seiffen: Dec 2002
  • Intro Updated Dec 25, 2002
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2012 at 4:57 AM

    Ingo, another set of brilliant new restaurant tips. It looks like you had as much snow over there as we had here. Unfortunately it has started to rain yesterday and most of the snow has turned to water.

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    interesting idea with the mining path indeed. it seems, now i know where the motherland of nutcrackers is :-)

  • Kathrin_E's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Beautiful new photos!

  • King_Golo's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2007 at 11:12 AM

    Hallo Ingo, bin gerade aus Seiffen zurück und habe glaube ich die zweite Seiffen-Seite bei VT überhaupt gebastelt. Aber im Winter sieht's natürlich etwas spektakulärer aus als im Augustnebel... Grüße, Golo

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2007 at 3:39 PM

    Lovely church-at-night photo!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2005 at 12:51 PM

    Lovely little page and charming place and church!

  • ettenaj's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2004 at 9:46 AM

    Sounds idilic for this time of year.

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2004 at 1:02 PM

    I still bring out my Christmas candle-powered tree made in the old DDR every Winter. Now I will have to look closer and see if it comes from this town. ;-]

  • Aug 28, 2003 at 12:24 PM

    Having been to Seiffen over Christmas, I can attest that it is by far the best place I have ever been during the holidays. We made the mistake of not getting a hotel there on CHristmas Eve. It snowed, a lot. Long drive. It was wonderful.

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2003 at 12:35 PM

    Very charming page, Ingo! Seiffen is very well known for the nutcrackers!!!

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