Tourismusverband Erzgebirge e.V.
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UNESCO World Heritage Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region

The charm and history of the Mining Region Ore Mountains/Krušnohoří can be seen in the traditions, the nature and the peculiarities of the mining cultural landscape.

The Ore Mountains/Krušnohoří Mining Region is an exceptional testimony to the far-reaching influences of mining on all areas of society, which also illustrate the intangible dimension of lively traditions, ideas and beliefs of the Ore Mountains culture.

On a guided tour, the guide will recount all kinds of tales, and let you in on a few local secrets, too.

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"Glück Auf" to a world heritage site full of wonders!

Idyllic landscapes, unique river valleys...

... and picturesque spots dotted along the German/Czech border have been forged over more than 800 years of mining history.

A history to which the Erzgebirge owes its wealth, its name and ist economic significance. In July 2019 the Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. The site comprises 22 component parts: 17 in Saxony (Germany) and five in Czechia. Taken together, these demonstrate the extraordinary universal value of this place; they are testament to the region’s mining heritage, and representative of many other mining communities and artefacts.

Our World Heritage Site consists of over 400 individual elements. However, not all of them are used for tourism, or open regularly. This brochure lists the museums, mines, exhibitions and other attractions in the Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region that have regular opening hours.


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