[Video] In this east German village it's Christmas all year round

[Video] In this east German village it's Christmas all year round

Wish it could be Christmas every day? Well, in the small village of Seiffen in Saxony, it sometimes feels that way. Local craftspeople spend the year lovingly carving wooden Christmas ornaments that are famous around the world. 

Seiffen: Where German Christmas ornaments come to life

Christmas pyramids, incense burners, wooden figurines, nutcrackers and candlestick holders: all are popular as gifts and trinkets at Christmas markets around the world, and many are handcrafted in the village of Seiffen in the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains). Known as the toy village, Seiffen is a place where it always feels like Christmas. 

Join DW Euromaxx as they explore the peaceful little village in the run-up to the Christmas holidays, meet some of the craftspeople who work with the wooden works of art, and explain the origins of some of these beloved Christmas ornaments. 

Video: YouTube / DW Euromaxx



Abi Carter

Managing Editor at IamExpat Media. Abi studied German and History at the University of Manchester and has since lived in Berlin, Hamburg and Utrecht, working since 2017 as a writer,...

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