Discover the home of adventure! The holiday experience in a home from home. The Ore Mountains: experience the secrets of mining, the dazzle of Christmas, genuine craftsmanship and the power of steam railways. Discover the mountain region by (mountain) bike and on foot, on the ski slopes or cross-country trails, and through encounters with the locals. Warm, welcoming and a breath of fresh air; innovative and down-to-earth – welcome to the wonderful world of the Ore Mountains. A holiday in the Ore Mountains is a trip to the home of adventure.
Since 06.07.2019 the European-wide unique cultural landscape Montanregion Ore mountains/Krušnohoří is UNESCO world heritage.
Nowhere else do so many mining witnesses invite you to experience history. With 22 components and over 400 individual objects on the German and Czech sides, Saxony and the Czech Republic have jointly applied for the title.
The extraordinary raw material wealth of the Ore Mountains was decisive for over 800 years of development of the entire region based on the mining industry and led to the development of today's montane cultural landscape. The rich finds of silver, tin, cobalt, iron and uranium paved the way for scientific achievements and groundbreaking innovations in mining and metallurgy.
As a result, an educational system and a mining administration were established, which also served as a model for other mining regions worldwide. The shaft and surface installations, Pingen and Halden as well as the mining towns with their administrative, sacral and profane buildings are visible witnesses of the time. Moreover, the Erzgebirge mining industry left behind not only a rich material, but also a comprehensive immaterial heritage, which is reflected in the traditions still alive today.
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