Wednesday 24 July 2019

Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region

This site was also inscribed this year and is shared by Germany and Czech Republic. Comprises 22 locations including some mining cities.


Freiberg is a university and mining town in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. 
The town lies on the northern declivity of the Ore Mountains, with the majority of the borough west of the Eastern or Freiberger Mulde river. 
The town was founded in 1186 and has been a centre of the mining industry in the Ore Mountains for centuries. A symbol of that history is the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, often just known as the Mining Academy (Bergakademie), established in 1765 and the second oldest university of mining and metallurgy in the world. - in: wikipedia


Schneeberg is a town in Saxony’s district of ErzgebirgskreisSchneeberg lies on the Silver Road in the upper western Ore Mountains. Visible from afar is the prominent church of St. Wolfgang.
Schneeberg’s more than 500-year-long history has been shaped by mining more than anything else, laying the very groundwork for the town’s founding. The original silver mining also yielded cobalt and bismuth mining by the mid 16th century. When uranium mining was being undertaken between 1946 and 1958, the town’s population quickly rose, leading to Schneeberg’s status as a district-free town (kreisfreie Stadt) between 1952 and 1958. Afterwards it once again belonged to the district of Aue. - in: wikipedia


Annaberg-Buchholz is a town in the Free State of SaxonyGermany. Lying in the Ore Mountains, it is the capital of the district of Erzgebirgskreis.
The town's mines formerly produced silvertin, and cobalt but ceased production before the First World War. After the Reunification of Germany in 1989, some were restored for tourist purposes. - in: wikipedia


Abertamy is a town in the Karlovy Vary Region of the Czech Republic. It is located in Ore Mountains about 16 km (10 mi) north of Karlovy Vary.
Abertamy is first mentioned in written documents from 1529, when miners started to settle in the area. During 1531-1558 silver was mined here. In 1579 Abertamy obtained township rights. On September 15, 1590, a strong earthquake was recorded here. After the Thirty Years' War silver mining stopped, and only the mining of tin continued. Abertamy lost its town rights, and the area was forcibly recatholicized after the war. During the 19th century manufacturing of gloves began and expanded in the 20th century. In 1876 Abertamy again obtained town status. - in: wikipedia


Krupka is a town in the north-western part of the Czech Republic, in the Ústí nad Labem Region.
The wrong thought is that the name of this town is derived from the mining of pewter (in Czech "krupky cínu") that was mined there. The name Krupka was created from Old-Czech word "krupý" which means something like large. In connection with the mining, there was created a so-called: “Příhraniční naučná stezka” – educational pathway leading from the Czech side to the German one and back and showing some important as well as beautiful locations. - in: wikipedia

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