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Blaufarbenwerk Schindlers Werk •
Tourismusverband Erzgebirge e.V.
Adam-Ries-Straße 16
09456 Annaberg-Buchholz

Hidden World Heritage

It's often the hidden things that are most worth discovering. The Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region World Heritage Site has a number of hidden components, often with archaeological mining artefacts that enhanced the region's application for UNESCO World Heritage status.

The exhibition at MiBERZ - the Museum of Medieval Mining - in Dippoldiswalde shows what lies deep below visitors' feet. The 12th and 13th century silver mines are some of the most important and rarest sources of research into medieval mining. The rare exhibits, some over 800 years old, are extraordinarily well preserved.

Situated in the Hartmannsdorf, Langenweißbach and Kirchberg region, deep in the heart of the Hoher Forst forest, is one of the oldest and best-preserved mining landscapes in the Erzgebirge. Information boards along the nature and mining trails explain the remaining traces of mining in the landscape. A guided walk with the Kirchberg Nature Lovers and Local History Enthusiasts group is highly recommended.

The Erlahammer manor house in Schwarzenberg was recently restored and is one of very few ironworks still in existence in the Erzgebirge. Visitors can call in at the small but charming exhibition to discover all sorts of interesting facts about the history of mining in the town and the region.

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Freiberg
Silver City Experience
from 195€ for 3 nights
Follow the footsteps of Freiberg's silver through the late-medieval centre of the Old Town. Explore treasures of silver as well as evidence of 800 years of mining tradition in the city and mining museum and be fascinated by the sound of the Silbermann organ at the Catedral of St. Mary. The exhibition terra mineralia will take you on a mineralogical round-the-world-tour where you can marvel at treasures of immeasurable value. With the famous "Silver Curls" you have found yourself a typical Freiberg souvenir.
Package price includes:
  • 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

Bookable from 01.09.2019 - 31.12.2022

Booking service: +49 (0) 3733 18800-88

Olbernau
My break in the Erzgebirge
from 219€ for 3 nights
Head out on a tour through the Erzgebirge/ Krušnohoří Mining Region and dig through 850 years of mining history. Stay at the historical Saigerhütte (liquation works), which have been a component of the UNESCO World Heritage Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region since July 2019. The complex was once used to process and smelt silver-bearing copper ore in order to extract silver and copper by the process of liquation. Today, it is an extensive visitors’ attraction featuring museum facilities and the heaviest copper hammer in the Erzgebirge, an energy plant with functioning steam engine, an Erzgebirge “Christmas House”, a play house for children, a hotel, and other food outlets. During your stay, you can use the Saigerhütte as the base for lots of other interesting trips in the Erzgebirge/ Krušnohoří Mining Region.
  • 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.

Booking service: +49 (0) 3733 18800-88

Neuhausen
Experience World Heritage
from 165€ for 3 nights

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 2020

You will find this offer in the category "Special offers".

Booking service: +49 (0) 3733 18800-88

Marienberg
Experience World Heritage in the mining town of Marienberg
from 129€ for 2 nights
Set your sights on some eventful days in the Erzgebirge. Designed with a grid layout in the style of the Italian Renaissance, Marienberg's old town is a jewel of the UNESCO World Heritage Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region. And its central location makes Marienberg the ideal base for discovering gems both above and below ground. Attractive leisure activities, lots of great restaurants, and beautiful landscapes, adding the finishing touch to your perfect holiday.

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

    You will find this offer in the category "Special offers".

    Booking service: +49 (0) 3733 18800-88

    Seiffen
    Experience World Heritage - Erzgebirge mining region
    from 189€ for 3 nights

    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.

    • 3 nights' accommodation
    • Generous breakfast buffet
    • 1 large bottle of water on arrival
    • World Heritage package
    • 1 souvenir Erzwäsche (high quality, handmade natural soap) per room
    • Admission to the Toy Museum and the Open Air Museum in Seiffen
    • Excursion to the World Heritage site of Altenberg, with admission to the Mining Museum, and visits to the fall shaft and the Zinnwald mine
    • Visit to the copper hammer at 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

      You will find this offer in the category "Special offers".

      Booking service: +49 (0) 3733 18800-88

      Annaberg-Buchholz
      Explore the World Heritage site of Annaberg-Buchholz
      from 127€ for 2 nights
      Head out on a ramble through our charming historical town. Travel through time at the museums of Annaberg-Buchholz. Learn all about the history of the Erzgebirge, be amazed at the Factory of Dreams, and be awestruck at the fascinating historical Frohnauer Hammer hammer mill. Annaberg-Buchholz is part of the Erzgebirge Mining Region and, along with many other regions in the Erzgebirge, was declared a World Heritage site in 2019.
      Our services
      • 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

      • WiFi

      • 1 bottle of water in your room

      • Bathrobe and use of sauna

      Available from 21 February 2020 – 26 November 2020

      You will find this offer in the category "Special offers".

      Booking service: +49 (0) 3733 18800-88

      Altenberg
      Altenber/Zinnwald mining landscape discovery tour
      from 155€ for 3 nights

      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".

      Booking service: +49 (0) 3733 18800-88

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