Toys from the collection Volker Karp
A farmyard with colourful animals, a fortress with walls, towers and knights, a whole village with houses, trees and people, also parades of miners, nativity scenes, Christmas mountain landscapes with nativity, hunting and mining scenes – all made out of wood, lovingly painted and carefully packed in chipboard boxes. What child’s heart doesn’t leap for joy at the thought of such wonderful Christmas playthings? The Erzgebirge, a centre of toy production since the 19th century, has marketed an incredible wealth of imaginative products which are still popular worldwide to this very day – and not just with children. The Dresden collectors Irmhild and Volker Karp are presenting their old and new Christmas treasures at the Schloßbergmuseum and invite viewers to behold, marvel and discover.