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From Dresden: Christmassy Day Trip to the Ore Mountains

1. From Dresden: Christmassy Day Trip to the Ore Mountains

Kick off  the Christmas season in style with a tour of the winter wonderland that is the Ore Mountains. Admire picture-perfect mountain towns covered in snow and bathed in twinkling lights as you make your way to your first stop, the village of Seiffen.  Here, meet a wood craftswoman who will introduce you to her traditional craft, wooden toy carvings. Pick up a unique and authentic souvenir in the form of a nut cracker or musical box.  Pay a visit to the mining town of Freiberg and learn more about the mysterious Christmas traditions of the locals. Make a stop at a smoking candle factory, where you can see how the much loved Smoking Man Christmas decorations are created. Afterward, sample some local delicacies including snacks and drinks. Later, enjoy some free time to visit the Seiffener and Freiberger Christmas markets and pick up some presents for your loved ones before making your way back to Dresden.

From Dresden: Day-Trip to the Ore Mountains

2. From Dresden: Day-Trip to the Ore Mountains

The wealth of the Wettin princes and the baroque splendour of Dresden would hardly be imaginable without the lavish income from ore mining in the Erzgebirge. The art treasures and craftsmanship, the cultural landscape, the scientific institutions or even the traditions and folk art of the Erzgebirge are unique in the world. Recently this has also been recognised by the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Committee. Get to know the toy village Seiffen on the entertaining tour through the Ore Mountains. The production of wooden toys became the main occupation in the village after the end of mining. Here, almost 80 small family businesses compete in the production of wooden art; nutcrackers, smoking men, pyramids, hooped animals and much more are still largely made by hand here. A Seiffen wood designer leads you through her workshop. On the way to Freiberg, the first Saxon mining town, stop at the Saigerhütte Olbernhau. In former times, silver was elaborately extracted from copper ore here. Today the place is part of the UNESCO world cultural heritage. In Freiberg, discover the mining academy in the historical centre, the St. Marien Cathedral or the town houses at the Obermarkt. Enjoy local tastes in peace and quiet; snacks, drinks and specialities. On the return journey to Dresden, receive a short introduction to the mysterious Christmas customs of the locals. And of course all stations are embedded in a gently undulating low mountain range landscape.

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What people are saying about Freiberg

It was a great ride through the Ore Mountains. Our guide Pedro safely transported us a little off the busy roads through the Ore Mountains and still drove to all important places in the Ore Mountains. We particularly liked that he told us a lot about nature, the people and customs in the Ore Mountains. We were able to put ourselves in the position of the Ore Mountains and its people much better and also experience a different perspective. Thanks again to Pedro, always happy with you. Your tour is highly recommended !!!!

A fascinating day exploring the history and traditions of an amazing area. Pedro was a fantastic guide who went out of his way to ensure that the tour exceeded expectation. His personal touch was greatly appreciated. Can fully recommended this tour.

Like a private tour. Pedro is extraordinary on connecting with you. Very good, the pictures don't do justice, we visit great places!

Even that it’s spring time , it was so nice all green country side . The driver guid was awesome . I recommend it

Were picked up on time and were able to bring their own wishes with them.