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In the later 18th century, the Seiffen area shifted from mining to woodworking. Today, Seiffen is known for its traditional wooden toys, produced using a special form of wood turning, known as Reifendrehen. This was the only place where the process was perfected for commercial purposes. So it will come as no surprise that the only wood-turning equipment that is completely preserved and still operational today is to be found here. As early as the beginning of the 18th century, Erzgebirge wooden toys were already traded throughout Europe and across the globe. A key motif in wood-turning art is the octagonal Miners’ Church in Seiffen, one of the most famous religious buildings in the Erzgebirge.