"In Christmas Country" Kurort Seiffen by Kathrin_E
Kurort Seiffen Travel Guide: 29 reviews and 126 photos
If there is a region in Germany which deserves to be called "Christmas Country" it is Saxony, especially the Ore Mountains. If there is a place in the Ore Mountains which is connected with Christmas atmosphere and the making of those traditional Erzgebirge decorations, it is Seiffen. Seiffen's little yellow church appears in all sizes everywhere in woodcarvings and other crafts, it is probably the best-known building in Saxony after Frauenkirche in Dresden.
The place is, of course , most atmospheric in Advent. Christmas market stalls are put up along the streets. If there is snow and sunshine, even better. However, the shops sell their products all year round.
All over the Ore Mountains wooden toys and ornaments are made, but Seiffen is the best place for shopping. Every second house in the main street, and several in the back street, contains a shop that sells woodcarvings. In many, you buy right from the producer. Others are merchants that sell the products of several workshops, and some sell stuff that wasn't even made in the Ore mountains. When comparing styles you'll quickly notice the difference.
This candle holder is a very typical Ore Mountains product. Such candle holders are used instead of Advent Wreaths. On... more travel advice
Seiffen's so characteristic village church has become a popular model among woodcarvers. The little octagonal church... more travel advice
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