Let the fun begin!

Let the fun begin!
Miles Family - October 2011 - Northern Ethiopian Trip in the Tigray Region

Friday, July 9, 2010

Burg Scharfenstein

The same day we also drove another 15km to see Burg Scharfenstein. This castle was also renovated and diplayed items from that time period. Also many toys, nutcrackers, Christmas pyramids, wood art and other things from the 1800's through the 1900's were diplayed. The displays were fantastic.

The history of this area starts with the Erzgebirge Mountains and mining for silver. Most people made their living by mining. When there was nothing left to mine, the women went to work on stitching lace and the men went to work making wood art, wood toys, nutcrackers, Christmas angels and pyramids. Years later, the area is famous and well known for lace and wood art.

Here are few pictures of the castle (Glori's favorite was the princess tower) and the actual wood art on display. We also went down under the castle to see the well. It was dark, cold and a little scary. That was Eli's favorite part.......he wished there was a dragon that he can be friends with. How do you explain that dragons do not exist and that you can't be friends with a wild beast even if they did exist? We have tried to explain this a million times! Boys, you got to love them!

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