Apart from Christmas pyramids, Schwibbogen (candle arches) and Räuchermann (incense smoker), the Weihnachtsberg (Christmas diorama, literally “Christmas mountain”) has had a long tradition in our region of the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains). Mostly the Nativity of Jesus is potrayed, but also mining scenes or Christmassy villages and towns decorate the so-called “mechanical Christmas dioramas” with moving figures.
shows the old village of Pretzschendorf at the beginning of the last century. You can download the paper models of 48 historical buildings from Pretzschendorf and vicinity
, print them out and arrange your own Weihnachtsberg. The models can also be used for railway modelling (scale N or Z, i. e. 1:160 or 1:220).
We are looking forward to receive pictures of your diorama of Pretzschendorf – please mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org
The pictures are also available as screensaver.