Miniature Park Klein Erzgebirge

Welcome abord to a little trip to Klein Erzgebirge. The miniature park is situated in Oederan in the Erz Mountains, about an hour southwest of Dresden. From the Broken, to the Thuringian Forest all the way to the Erz Mountains, Germany offers lush green. It is here that we really get our kitsch on! The area is deeply influenced by mining history, deep forests and folklore.

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Entrance Klein Erzgebirge
One of the oldest miniature parks in the world – hand crafted wooden figurines – folk art and kitschy travel with bekitschig.blog
Just push the button and make the train go! I swear some of those men there were a lot more excited than the kids. What is it about trains?
Klein Erzgebirge Miniaturpark Sachsen Oederan – Kitschig Reisen mit bekitschig.blog
Lonely Knight

The miniature park in Oederan features a cornucopia of hand-made figurines and, of course, all the most beautiful castles and fortresses from Saxony. I’m sure it’s a must on school trip itineraries from near and far. The figurines in Klein Erzgebirge are all hand carved according to old traditions.

One of the oldest miniature parks in the world – hand crafted wooden figurines – folk art and kitschy travel with bekitschig.blog
Nutcracker
Klein Erzgebirge Miniaturpark Sachsen Oederan – Kitschig Reisen mit bekitschig.blog
This way

In Klein Erzgebirge they make everything on site, with great love for detail. There are nutcrackers, bandits and even a few pioneers from the GDR.

One of the oldest miniature parks in the world – hand crafted wooden figurines – folk art and kitschy travel with bekitschig.blog
Clown bird house (shivers)
Klein Erzgebirge Miniaturpark Sachsen Oederan – Kitschig Reisen mit bekitschig.blog
Countryside idyll
One of the oldest miniature parks in the world – hand crafted wooden figurines – folk art and kitschy travel with bekitschig.blog
Jungpioniere

These days, you will find a lot of miniature parks in Germany. Klein Erzgebirge opened its doors to the public in 1933, which means this is one of the oldest miniature parks in the world. This miniature park is certainly not as flashy as the one in Berlin for instance.

Klein Erzgebirge Miniaturpark Sachsen Oederan – Kitschig Reisen mit bekitschig.blog
They actually moved this church
One of the oldest miniature parks in the world – hand crafted wooden figurines – folk art and kitschy travel with bekitschig.blog
Schloss Moritzburg and the giant ducks

Klein Erzgebirge Miniaturpark Sachsen Oederan – Kitschig Reisen mit bekitschig.blog
Scale 1:25

If you are looking for kitsch here, you may die trying. You will find folk art on an extremely high level (and not a single garden gnome!). Klein Erzgebirge also features a little train on the premises. Due to current hygiene measures it did not run. There is also a playground and a show workshop. At least the restaurant nearby was nicely overdecorated.

One of the oldest miniature parks in the world – hand crafted wooden figurines – folk art and kitschy travel with bekitschig.blog
Hiking

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13 thoughts on “Miniature Park Klein Erzgebirge

      1. Yeah, many people have never even been to one, myself included, but I wish someday the opportunity presents itself. There’s so much to see, I believe, in the intricacies of their craft.

  1. There is something magickal about miniatures! It’s astonishing how much detail there is. Although I think a few gnomes would be a good idea in this park. 😉
    I checked out the Berlin park; also amazing!

    1. Hey there! It is interesting how different these places are! The one in Berlin features all sorts of special effects but before Corona it was super crowded and the place is pretty small. This one here had something serene to it. Hamburg has a really good one, too. I did write a post on it but that is from the super early blogging days with horrible photos 😉

  2. Brings to mind an old documentary on a woman setting up an entire miniature set up in a few rooms of her home and making an animated film. Quite time consuming, since she had to move all the characters and other moving parts a little bit at a time.
    Art

      1. Auf jeden Fall! Wir haben heute einen wunderbaren Herbsttag – blauer Himmel ohne Wolken, Sonne und angenehme Temperaturen. Auf jeden Fall wünsche ich dem schönen Miniaturpark viele begeisterte Besucher!
        🙂🍁🍁❤🌺 Greetings from Rosie … 🍁

  3. Reminds me a little bit of an old park in the Adirondacks when I was a kid, “The Enchanted Forest”. It eventually rebranded itself as a water park, but some of the kitschy displays are still there, away from the water slides and “raging river” rapids …

    1. Aww, that is so nice that they left some of the original stuff. Usually, those bits and pieces don’t get much atention, look horrible over time and are finally removed … I like some weathered kitsch!

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