Welcome to the toy-making village of Seiffen: with the decline of mining in the 18th century, making wooden toys became the decisive profession – since the middle of the 19th century, Seiffen is also very famous for its production of Christmas products.
The world-famous toy-making village of Seiffen was first mentioned in a document in 1324. The former Cynsifen lies picturesquely embedded in a basin in the heart of the Erzgebirge. With an altitude of 650 to 700 metres above sea level, the village is almost on the ridge of the Erzgebirge. Since 1956 Seiffen is a state-approved tourism resort.
Traditions, craftsmanship and passion in dealing with the material wood have shaped Seiffen in an impressive way to what it is today: A centre of handicraft and tradition.
Let Seiffen surprise you with its variety of cultural and activity offers in all seasons. Go hiking and biking in the summer or skiing in the winter. An do not forget to visit during Christmas time to immerse in magic atmosphere of the Christmas market and the production of unique Christmas decoration. Relax from everyday life in the modern hotels, pensions and private accommodations. Enjoy the unique hospitality of the Erzgebirge in this village. Seiffen is looking forward to welcoming you!
REACHING AND LIVING SEIFFEN
- From Dresden
B 170 towards Altenberg/Prague, in Obercarsdorf take B 171 towards Frauenstein/Rechenberg-Bienenmühle/Sayda, at the first intersection in Sayda turn onto S 207 towards Neuhausen, an take Olbernhauer Straße, after 3 km turn left into the Bahnhofstraße towards Seiffen
- From Nossen/Freiberg
Motorway A4 – Exit Siebenlehn/Nossen towards Freiberg on the B101 to Groß Hartmannsdorf, after 1 km take S 215 towards Sayda/Olbernhau, after 3 km then onto S 207 towards Neuhausen, Continue as from Dresden
- From Leipzig/Chemnitz
Take Bundesstraße 174 to Zschopau/Marienberg, take the B 174 to Marienberg and then B 171 in towards Zöblitz/Olbernhau. In Olbernhau take S 214 to Neuhausen/Deutschneudorf/Seiffen After 5 km turn onto S 213 towards Seiffen
- From Dresden:
Regional Express to Freiberg from Dresden HBF, Bus 737 from Freiberg to Seiffen
Regional Express to Flöha from Dresden HBF, Erzgebirge railway to Olbernhau. Bus 453 Seiffen
- From Chemnitz:
Erzgebirgsbahn to Olbernhau from Chemnitz, Bus 453 Seiffen
THINGS TO DO in Seiffen
- Lantern procession to Santa Claus
- A variety of nice restaurants for every taste
- The “Seiffener Weihnacht” – main event – a Christmas Market and tons of other Christmas events
WHEN TO COME to Seiffen
- Is worth a visit at any time of the year
- Enjoy a unique Christmas atmosphere