Talk about going to the Christmas Village in July? We did just that! The city of Seiffen is in the heart of Erzgebirge Mountains. There are so many shops of nutcrackers and wood art that you can't possibly see all of them (especially with 20 month old Sophi.) The little town of Seiffen IS the Christmas Village and is well known to all.
On Mitch's mission, a missionary couple serving in the area said to Mitch....."You have to go to Seiffen. It is a must see!" They temporarily forgot that the younger missionaries have certain rules on only going to the areas you are assigned. The couple missionaries (husband and wife) have way more latitude on where they can go. hee, hee, hee So after all these years, Mitch finally gets to go to Seiffen. We visited a few shops and loved seeing all the intricate wood carvings and figurines. Here are a few pictures to show you how jam-packed every store is with Christmas treasures. When Glori walked into the store called Seiffener Pyramidenhaus she said...."Oh mommy, it is beautiful!" She was right.
The town was like Christmas paradise. Even the lamp posts have nutcrackers on them. We can't imagine what this place is like in December! WOW!
Then we ate lunch at a little cafe. The cafe even had a store attached to it where you could buy things. We collect Christmas ornaments for the tree and nativity scenes from all the places we have visited, so we added some German ornaments and a nativity to our collection today. We still keep saying to each other........"I can't believe we are really here in Germany!"