|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Our family built this Farm in 1652 and it has been in family hands ever since. We finished the remodelling of the main house in 2007.
If you are looking to relax, bring the whole family and looking to have a convenient base to tour Saxonia- you'll find it right here in Hartha-Frankenstein. But don't worry, there are no Frankenstein monsters here!
We have an apartment with kitchen, family room, bed room and bathroom and 3 extra guest rooms each with a private bathroom.
Karl and Brigitte are your gracious hosts and they will be happy to cook breakfast for you with farm fresh eggs (yes- you can get them yourself) and honey from the bees just behind the house. You will love the home made jams and jellies- but watch out if you come during harvest time- you may end up filling jam and honey jars with us. Or, perhaps you'll be here in spring and see the baby chicks, lambs and kittens. You can always sneak away and hike in our acres of forest nearby.
We are 45 minute from Dresden with it's beautiful castles, museums, and the Saxon Switzerland - Elbe Sandstone Mountains, the Elbe River and Meissen with the Porzelaine factory and museum.
Dresden boasts the Striezelmarket, the oldest documented Christmas market in Germany, dating to 1434. It is the home of the largest “Christmas Pyramid”- 45-foot-high wood structure lit with candles that spin the tiers of the decorated pyramid.
The tradition for Christmas wood carving comes from the Erzgebirge, or “ Ore mountain,” an old mining region south of the city that borders the Czech Republic. Nutcrackers and “smoking man” incense holders were originally created here.
The Stollen Festival is another highlight of the market, with the largest loaf of Christstollen-a buttery, spiced loaf weighting between 3 and 4 tons- cut here and served to visitors (check for the date).
Freiberg with the biggest mineral collection of the world is only a 30 minute drive.
The city was founded in 1186, and has been a center of the mining industry in the Ore Mountains for centuries. A symbol of this history is the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (famously known as the Mining Academy), established in 1765 and the oldest university of mining and metallurgy in the world. Freiberg also has a notable cathedral containing two famous Gottfried Silbermann organs. Furthermore there are two other organs made by Gottfried Silbermann - one at the St. Peter's Church (Petrikirche) and the other one at the St. James' Church (Jacobikirche). The medieval part of Freiberg stands under heritage protection.
Only five minutes away is the regionally famous Råuberschånke--Robber's Hideout--with its excellent food and 9 bowling alleys! Just beyond that is the charming village of Oederan with the Klein Erzgebirge. Amazing miniature monuments will be fun for adults and kids. A link to the website is below.
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This is not just your ' Run of the mill' rental! We live here and our Ancestors lived here before us. We like to show guests the 'Erzgebirge' and Saxonia. We remodeled it, so our guests have the comfort of indoor plumbing, WIFI, central heat
The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 1600
Our Family settle here around 1600.
You can sleep in and get a great breakfast cooked, or you can get up and get your egg right out of the chicken coup. You can go and see the silver mine in Freiberg or go see the treasures of Dresden. Dresen got built with the silver from Freiberg, now the biggest mineral museeum in the world.
The 'Erzgebirge'- or Or mountain - are the the place- where Nutcrackers are made, Smoking man carved and Easter Rabbits come to life.
Hi there Jana, Well, we are back on the "treadmill" at school. It's hard to believe that one month ago we were at your Dad's enjoying a beautiful Christmas in Frankenstein. We have shown many people our photos of our holidays and they all agree that the time spent at your Dad's was the best!
He was such a helpful, gracious and entertaining gentleman that went out of his way many times to make sure we were well fed and happy. Both our sons said that the most memorable part of the holiday was at Karl's house. My husband and I both agree that if we could have spent more time there and touring the smaller villages we would have. Berlin was nice and hectic (New Year's Eve was spectacular fireworks but a bit of a disappointment with the headliner being "David Hasellhoff"). We left a lot of snow in Germany and for the last two weeks we have had record snowfalls here as well. Our snow piles are at least five feet high and the temperatures were well below -25C to -35 C. Needless to say we are not happy to be back with the cold. Even though Germany had snow and cold it doesn't compare to here.
What I really want to do is send your Dad some photos of his place, Christmas and all of us together. Do I send them to you via e-mail? or should I send some "regular" photos to his home.
I want you to tell him that we really enjoyed our stay there and wish him all the best health and happiness in the New Year.
As for you, well you were definitely so helpful and patient and supportive of our trip before and while we were there. I don't know what I would have done without all your e-mails. You saved us many times with your suggestions on where to go and what to do. It made all the difference in the world to have you as our contact person. I wish I could repay you in some way. If there is any time you want to come here or need some travel advice to see Western Canada....just call me. Once again, thanks so much for everything and please say "hello" to your Dad from me.
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2 night minimum stay
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