Seiffen, in the heart of the Erzgebirge mountains, is the cradle of local traditions and handicrafts. Here you can watch woodcarvers at work and discover the area's traditional crafts before sampling some typical Erzgebirge food and drink. Every day offers a new experience: the long-established miners' parades, for example, which feature the miners' guilds and a traditional children's costume group, or the torchlit procession along the old mining trails on 7 December (begins at 5pm). Evocative concerts take place in the museum and the 'round church', and there is festive music outside the town hall.
Christmas market - opening times
30 Nov - 22 Dec 2013
Mon - Thu 11am - 4pm,
Fri - Sun 10am - 6pm
Miners' parades: 30 Nov and 14 Dec