Historic 15th Century Farm with All the Modern Conveniences

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Last updated: 11/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our family built this Farm in 1652 and it has been in family hands ever since. We finished the remodelling of the main house in 2007.

If you are looking to relax, bring the whole family and looking to have a convenient base to tour Saxonia- you'll find it right here in Hartha-Frankenstein. But don't worry, there are no Frankenstein monsters here!

We have an apartment with kitchen, family room, bed room and bathroom and 3 extra guest rooms each with a private bathroom.

Karl and Brigitte are your gracious hosts and they will be happy to cook breakfast for you with farm fresh eggs (yes- you can get them yourself) and honey from the bees just behind the house. You will love the home made jams and jellies- but watch out if you come during harvest time- you may end up filling jam and honey jars with us. Or, perhaps you'll be here in spring and see the baby chicks, lambs and kittens. You can always sneak away and hike in our acres of forest nearby.

We are 45 minute from Dresden with it's beautiful castles, museums, and the Saxon Switzerland - Elbe Sandstone Mountains, the Elbe River and Meissen with the Porzelaine factory and museum.

Dresden boasts the Striezelmarket, the oldest documented Christmas market in Germany, dating to 1434. It is the home of the largest “Christmas Pyramid”- 45-foot-high wood structure lit with candles that spin the tiers of the decorated pyramid.
The tradition for Christmas wood carving comes from the Erzgebirge, or “ Ore mountain,” an old mining region south of the city that borders the Czech Republic. Nutcrackers and “smoking man” incense holders were originally created here.
The Stollen Festival is another highlight of the market, with the largest loaf of Christstollen-a buttery, spiced loaf weighting between 3 and 4 tons- cut here and served to visitors (check for the date).

Freiberg with the biggest mineral collection of the world is only a 30 minute drive.
The city was founded in 1186, and has been a center of the mining industry in the Ore Mountains for centuries. A symbol of this history is the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (famously known as the Mining Academy), established in 1765 and the oldest university of mining and metallurgy in the world. Freiberg also has a notable cathedral containing two famous Gottfried Silbermann organs. Furthermore there are two other organs made by Gottfried Silbermann - one at the St. Peter's Church (Petrikirche) and the other one at the St. James' Church (Jacobikirche). The medieval part of Freiberg stands under heritage protection.

Only five minutes away is the regionally famous Råuberschånke--Robber's Hideout--with its excellent food and 9 bowling alleys! Just beyond that is the charming village of Oederan with the Klein Erzgebirge. Amazing miniature monuments will be fun for adults and kids. A link to the website is below.

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:



  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Kitchen


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    About 1.5 miles from the farm is wonderful sauna retreat and yummy restaurant 'Zur Kutsche' if you like Sauna- this one is for you and will spoil you. FYI- in Germany the saunas are mixed and will have some nudity....moreless



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Last updated: 11/20/2015
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60 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Frankenstein or Oederan
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Räuberschänke, Zur Kutsche

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1600

About the owner: This is not just your ' Run of the mill' rental! We live here and our Ancestors lived here before us. We like to show guests the 'Erzgebirge' and Saxonia. We remodeled it, so our guests have the comfort of indoor plumbing, WIFI, central heat

Why the Owner Chose Dresden:
Our Family settle here around 1600.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
You can sleep in and get a great breakfast cooked, or you can get up and get your egg right out of the chicken coup. You can go and see the silver mine in Freiberg or go see the treasures of Dresden. Dresen got built with the silver from Freiberg, now the biggest mineral museeum in the world. The 'Erzgebirge'- or Or mountain - are the the place- where Nutcrackers are made, Smoking man carved and Easter Rabbits come to life.

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Speaks: english, german, russian

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  • Front of the main house

    Front of the main house

  • Guest Room

    Guest Room

  • Apartment Kitchen

    Apartment Kitchen

  • The children helped building the new bridge across the pond

    The children helped building the new bridge across the pond

  • Jana & Tom's Wedding in the Church of Frankenstein 2 miles from the Farm

    Jana & Tom's Wedding in the Church of Frankenstein 2 miles from the Farm

  • Original Front Door- restored 2008

    Original Front Door- restored 2008

  • Guest Bathroom with Shower

    Guest Bathroom with Shower

  • Alf our Rooster

    Alf our Rooster

  • Guests and friends help harvest honey 2009

    Guests and friends help harvest honey 2009

VRBO #217626

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, November 20, 2015

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