"The Miners Nativity" Bergkirche Tip by Kathrin_E

Bergkirche, Annaberg-Buchholz: 2 reviews and 10 photos

  The Miners Nativity in Bergkirche
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      The Miners Nativity in Bergkirche
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      The Holy Family
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      The baker family and miners
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      Children and craftswomen
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      Parson and teacher and Kurrende boy
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The Miners Nativity of Annaberg transfers the Christmas scene to Annaberg. Joseph is a miner in work clothes, holding out his lamp while his young wife is nourishing the baby. The news is spreading through the town and everyone is coming. The figures assembling around the Holy Family are townspeople of Annaberg. There are the other miners, there are the merchants, the parson and the teacher, the children, the policeman, the beggar, the artisans, the innkeeper and the market-women...

The figures are on display in Bergkirche, the old miners' church, all year round. They are a bit smaller than life-size, many are portraits. They were made by different scupltors.
The Nativity is far from complete. Every year a new figure is being made. The complete ensemble is described on a board inside the church; those figures that are still missing are shown in red.

Portraits of more figures can be seen in this travelogue.

Address: Münzgasse 5, Annaberg-Buchholz

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  • Updated Sep 19, 2016
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