Berlin’s celebrating the Erzgebirge World Heritage? That’s right! - Roofing copper from Grünthal was used and can still be found on some of Berlin’s most iconic buildings. The Cathedral, for example, or the Pergamon Museum, or the Hotel Adlon. 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. Refined copper was processed into sheets, tanks and rods at the plant’s four hammer mills, using 15 hammers. The first rolling mill began operation in 1847. Top-quality Grünthal roofing copper, which before long would be covered in its inimitable green patina, was highly sought after. The liquation works is Europe’s only remaining example of this kind of processing plant, and is still open to 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
individual daily arrival for 3 nights all year round in the months from January to November
You will stay in the stylish Premium Comfort Room or Junior Suite
daily breakfast from the pick-me-up buffet with vitality offer
daily evening 3-course menu
free admission for the visit of the copper hammer in the museum Saigerhütte
Information brochure about the UNESCO Ore Mountains mountain region/ Krušnohoří
regional artisan souvenir
3 x overnight stay with breakfast from the buffet
1 x Erzgebirge miner's meal & "Grubenfeuer" Liquor
1 x wild food from local forests
Guided tour in the copper hammer Olbernhau
Visit of the Seiffner mountain church with small organ
Free admission to the open-air museum Seiffen with tyre turning mechanism
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