So Vienna’s celebrating the Erzgebirge’s World Heritage status? It certainly is! - Roofing copper from Grünthal was used for - and can still be seen on - some of Vienna’s most famous buildings, including the Hofburg’s Neue Burg wing and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The roofing copper was produced at the liquation works in Olbernhau in the Erzgebirge.
It all started back in 1537, when it was discovered that copper and silver could be separated from silver-bearing copper ore by means of the liquation process. For a time, this accounted for more than ten per cent of Saxony’s entire silver production. The liquation works was also the centre of copper processing in Saxony.
15 hammers were used to process refined copper into sheets, tanks and rods at the plant’s four hammer mills. The first rolling mill began operating in 1847. Grünthal’s top-quality roofing copper, which before long would be covered in its distinctive green patina, was highly sought after. The liquation works is the only remaining example of this kind of processing plant in Europe, and still welcomes visitors today.
The Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region bears extraordinary witness to the far-reaching influence of mining on all aspects of society, including the traditions, ideas and values that are both living and intangible parts of Erzgebirge culture.
3 nights, double room with half-board (3-course-meals) in one of our comfort hotels within the city
free admission at terra mineralia, City and Mining museum, Cathedral of St. Mary and free rent of one Audio Guide for a city tour (only in German)
one gift per person
a cup of coffee and a piece of traditional "Freiberger Eierschecke" cake in one of Freiberg's cozy cafés
Choose what day to arrive for a three-night stay, from January to November
Stay in a stylish Premium Comfort Room or Junior Suite
Daily breakfast buffet with lots of healthy, hearty options
Daily three-course dinner from the à-la-carte menu
Free admission to the copper hammer at the Saigerhütte Museum
Information leaflet on the UNESCO Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region
Hand‑crafted regional souvenir
This offer can be found in the “Special Offers” category.
Experience the culinary and cultural wonders of the Erzgebirge. We’ll spark your curiosity about our fascinating homeland!
3 x nights with buffet breakfast
1 x Erzgebirge miners’ platter & Grubenfeuer (herbal schnapps)
1 x hearty Klitscher (potato pancake) with Lauterbacher Tropfen liqueur
1 x game dish caught in local forests
Guided tour of the Olbernhau copper hammer
Visit to the miners’ church at Seiffen, with a short organ concert
Free admission to the Seiffen Open Air Museum with wood-turning workshop
Available from 14 February 2020 – 20 January 2020You will find this offer in the category "Special offers".
Experience mining traditions first-hand with the World Heritage package, which includes the following:
2 nights' accommodation
Generous breakfast buffet
World Heritage package
1 souvenir Erzwäsche (high quality, handmade natural soap) per room
Admission to the mining store house (Museum of the Saxon-Bohemian Erzgebirge) in Marienberg
Visit to the Molchner Stollen mine in Pobershau
Visit to the Saigerhütte (liquation works) in Olbernhau (on departure or on arrival)
1 x 4-course miners’ dinner, candelit
1 x children’s menu for your younger holidaymakers, or choose from the adult menu
Available from 21 February 2020 to 26 November 2020
Set your sights on some eventful days in the Erzgebirge. The world-famous Erzgebirge village of Seiffen is a jewel of the UNESCO World Heritage Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region. And there's nowhere else on earth with as many shops stocking original Erzgebirge folk art.
Attractive leisure activities, lots of great restaurants, and beautiful landscapes, adding the finishing touch to your perfect holiday.
Available from 21 February 2020 to 26 November 2020
2 nights in a comfortable room, including generous breakfast buffet
Welcome drink at our hotel bar
Welcome dinner at the historical restaurant
Admission to three town museums: Factory of Dreams, Erzgebirge Museum and the Frohnauer Hammer Technical Museum
A guidebook to the town of Annaberg-Buchholz
1 bottle of water in your room
Bathrobe and use of sauna
Available from 21 February 2020 – 26 November 2020You will find this offer in the category "Special offers".
On a tour of discovery in the Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region Altenberg/Zinnwald Mining Region
Our rates at the Hotel Lugsteinhof in Altenberg / Zinnwald:
(Bookable on request/subject to availability, not on public holidays/bridging days/winter and autumn holidays/Christmas/New Year).
Price per person: €155.00 for the offer described above
One night's accommodation in a double room; single room surcharge €24.00
One child aged 7 – 16 with one night in parents’ room: €24.00/stay
Children up to 6 years of age with one night in parents’ room go free of charge
3 x nights' accommodation in double room
3 x generous breakfast buffet
2 x dinner (half board)
1 x “miners’ feast” (dinner at the hotel)
Free use of swimming pool
Free use of Finnish and soft steam sauna, Finnish log sauna
1 x hiking tips for Eastern Erzgebirge World Heritage tour on arrival at the Lugsteinhof
Available from 8 March 2020 to 22 Dec 2020 You will find this offer in the category "Special offers".
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