Today we headed by regional train to a small town about 10-15 km from the Czech border, in the heart of the beautiful Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) region. The main attractions here are hand crafts, wood work, and of course the Christmas market. For those who haven’t travelled to Germany, a Christmas market is far more than a market. It’s a place to eat, drink, socialize, and of course shop for locally-made Christmas wares. We spent most of the day at the market or browsing shops down the streets of the old town. I decided to explore a bit on my own so I climbed the church tower for a commanding view of the town and surrounding area. I explored a bit down the back streets and found some cool alleys. Later we met up for a traditional local dinner before heading back to Dresden.