Selb — Winning Town Tucked Into The Striking Fichtelgebirge

You will be awestruck by the lush spruce covered terrain that leads you into Selb at the heart of Germany’s porcelain road and the idyllic Fichtelgebirge.

When you arrive enjoy a refreshing walk through the idyllic surrounding nature areas, then settle in for some delicious local fare. Though there is not a large variety of restaurants, you will find that all of them will serve up something tasty in a friendly comfortable atmosphere.

After dinner stroll through town and visit the town hall where you will surely hear the dainty peal of bells. That’s the town’s unique porcelain carillon. Imagine the craftsmanship to make such a thing! Perhaps you will be inspired to visit the Porzellanikon (museum of porcelain and ceramics), where you can see people creating ceramic goods right before your eyes.

There will almost certainly be a festival taking place while you’re there, as the season of festivities kicks off on the first Saturday in June with the Burgerfest Selb, and is followed one after the next by Weisenfest Fair, White Gold Weeks, The Night of 1000 Lights, Festival of the Porcelain Makers, and then capping off the season of fun is the Farmers Market, which runs from September until December when the Christmas Market kicks off.

If you are there in the fall or winter be sure to take a gander at these local markets. You never know what unique treasure you might find.

Which brings me to shopping! ;-)

Selb offers an excellent opportunity to purchase fine ceramic gifts at affordable prices. Bring home souvenirs for friends and family, or just pick up some fine china pieces for your own enjoyment.

If you get a chance there are also plenty of other recreational opportunities including bicycling, bowling, mini-golf, horseback riding, fishing, sailing, swimming, skiing, and tours through the beautiful countryside. Selb even has its own international film festival.

Every moment you spend here will nestle quietly into your memory, and when you leave you will take with you the wonderful experiences you’ve gathered, and recall them as clearly as the porcelain bells you heard in Selb.

 

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