Like all the towns in the Erzgebirge mountains, Oberwiesenthal is beautifully decorated during Advent and Christmas season. Just before 1st Advent they put up the wooden pyramid with woodcarved figures on the Markt square (pic 1), accompanied with a festive ceremony, music and choral singing. People get out other typical Christmas items, manufactured in the Erzgebirge mountains, from the storage and decorate windows and facades with them (pics 3, 4, 5).
Most impressive is probably the nativity scene with over 200 figures in Martin-Luther-church (detail pic 2), a work of Christian Karl Friedrich Hertelt (1837-1921), local painter and woodcarver, from 1896. The nativity scene is on display from December through February. Btw, Hertelt was a quite famous carver of nativity scenes, his works were sold to the Royal courts in Dresden and Amsterdam e.g.
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As usual in ski resorts, Aprés Ski is very popular. After skiing (or for a nice break) people take a seat at the sunny terraces of restaurants, have a drink (or two ...), listen to music, chat ... and flirt :-)
On the picture you see my favourite Aprés Ski spot in Oberwiesenthal, the restaurant Prijut 12. It is located vis-a-vis from the cable car station at the end of the ski runs. Nice, lively ambience there, not too crazy.
What is very unusual here: You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks during the day. Not even many guests take this chance since the drinks are very good and the food is even better!
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