Do you already know the nines? This is a Christmas tradition in Saxony. Advent is the time when visitors make their way to the Ore Mountains. Not only do traditions and local dishes lure, but also spices from grandma's kitchen contribute to the attraction.
Erzgebirge folk art is famous. The manufacture of candle arches, pyramids, smokers, nutcrackers and other wooden figures has a long tradition in the Ore Mountains. As early as the 16th century, miners used their free time to work the wood in the region. Many still do this today.