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Nativity trail celebrates its premiere: miniature landscapes invite you to explore

2020-11-30T09:48:00.677Z

Premiere in Holzkirchen: For the first time, a crib path enriches the Christmas season. Twelve miniature worlds invite you to explore. And some cribs tell a very special story.



Premiere in Holzkirchen: For the first time, a crib path enriches the Christmas season.

Twelve miniature worlds invite you to explore.

And some cribs tell a very special story.

Holzkirchen -

the house name provided the inspiration.

A nativity scene in the Kiene House can only have "Kinis" as the main actor.

“The idea came to us very quickly,” says Oskar Langl jun.

(53), who with his father Oskar sen.

For years a congenial Kripperlbau duo has formed, "and that's how we built it."

It is one of many little stories that have been spread across wooden churches since the 1st Sunday in Advent.

For the first time, the Langls organized a “crib path through wooden churches” with their miniature landscapes.

Twelve stations invite you to an Advent journey of discovery until January 6th.

Many of the figures come from South Tyrolean workshops

Most of the nativity scenes are concentrated in the town center and on the market square, including the aforementioned royal scenery at Optik Häckl in the Kienehaus.

“We thought that the Three Wise Men met somewhere in the Holy Land,” Langl reports.

The scene shows the three groups coming together from different directions in an oriental landscape;

together they move on to Bethlehem.

As with most stations, the wooden figures come from the workshops of South Tyrolean wood carvers.

An oriental panorama also opens up in the Raiffeisenbank, where even a small town with various traders comes to life.

"This year we built this crib especially for the premiere of the crib trail," says the 53-year-old.

In keeping with the travel agency in Badgasse, you can marvel at a Tuscan-looking backdrop - perhaps a small consolation for holiday dreams that have not come true this year but could soon come true again.

The oriental nativity scene in the Jennerwein fashion house, the only station in the station district, attracts not only with its oriental look, but also with figures made from stone powder.

The Swiss Alps are waiting in the Sparkasse

The alpine landscapes form a second focus.

A splendid specimen from the Langls' hands is in the town hall foyer.

A mountain hut from the Swiss Alps awaits visitors in the new Sparkasse branch.

“A calendar picture served as a template,” Langl recalls.

Details of each of the twelve cribs are given in a flyer that is available in the town hall and in Holzkirchen shops.

The traditional Osterrieder crib in St.Laurentius (we reported) completes the Langl panoramas as a historical "treat".

The passionate crib maker hopes that the idea will bear fruit and that other artists will join in next year: “The more, the better.” As a reward for the Sollach crib maker, the curiosity of the strollers is enough.

If you want to show your appreciation, you can feed a donation box in the town hall.

“We donate the money for social purposes,” promises Langl.

More information can be found here.

Source: merkur

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