The only completely preserved, water-powered historical Reifendrehwerk and the Miners’ Church in Seiffen record the move from mining to woodwork in the upper Erzgebirge from the 18th century, and the emergence of Erzgebirge woodcraft, now world-famous, as a following up industry. Reifendrehen, a special form of plate and spindle turning, was and is used in the Erzgebirge mainly to produce the wooden toys typical of the region.

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