Our fascinating mining towns with their historic centres and splendid churches are the perfect way to discover the history of the Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today, our quiet mining towns have a peaceful and tranquil air, but you can still see and sense the spirit of innovation of centuries gone by. In their heyday, they were major centres of research and development, and of art and culture. It was here that silver, cobalt and tin were traded to Europe and the rest of the world; where the world’s number system was revolutionised; and where pioneering mining innovations blazed a trail across the globe. Mining towns attracted many scholars and artists. The towns' magnificent churches reflected their wealth, and illustrate the closeness of the relationship between mining and religion.
Being designated a mining town was a privilege granted by a town’s territorial lord, and it came with special rights and tax exemptions. While early mining towns such as Freiberg developed out of existing settlements, during the second “Berggeschrey” (mining rush) in the 15th century, towns were planned from scratch. The first of the Erzgebirge’s towns to be designed on the drawing board in this way was Annaberg. Perhaps the most striking example of the approach is Marienberg, which was built in 1521 and modelled on Renaissance towns. Its most distinguishing features include streets laid out at right angles to each other and a large, central square where the market and mining parades were held.
Today, you can explore our mining towns both above and below ground. The visitor mines are an impressive illustration of the working conditions of miners and highlight their innovative spirit. Above ground, the churches, museums and exhibitions provide a vivid depiction of the history and everyday life of the Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region.
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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