Erzgebirge mountains to open their doors to visitors for 17th Skilled Trades Day

Published on : Friday, October 7, 2016

erzgebirge-mountains-to-open-their-doorsThe Erzgebirge region in Saxony will host the 17th Skilled Trades Day on 15 and 16 October 2016.The Erzgebirge region is inextricably linked to old traditions in a way that few other regions of Germany are.


The showcases regional products to enjoy and to make yourself. Around 130 demonstration workshops, small producers and family-run businesses in the Erzgebirge mountains will open their doors to visitors.


This fantastic event, the only one of its kind in Germany, lets you and your family watch blacksmiths, dressmakers, potters and many other tradespeople at work.


Demonstrations illustrate how natural materials are made into a variety of products. You can also join in yourself, for example with lace making.You can even buy a collector’s piece for Christmas.


The Erzgebirge mountains not only have a distinctive cultural identity, but also magnificent natural scenery. The mountains are also crossed by the Saxon Silver Mines Route, which features visitor mines and many mineshafts that are reminders of the region’s important mining history. Further towards the east, Dresden, on the river Elbe, is the ideal destination for a fascinating city tour.


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