New UNESCO World Heritage site in Saxony

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Exciting news: The “Ore Mountains / Krušnohoří Mining Region” has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List which means, Saxony has a new UNESCO World heritage site!

The area covers a region in south-eastern Saxony and the Czech Republic’s northwest that became the most important source of silver ore in Europe from 1460 to 1560. From the 12th to the 20th century, the cultural landscape of the Ore Mountains has been shaped by 800 years of almost continuous mining. Visitor can explore a wealth of fascinating sites and get to know unique traditions going back to the age of mining.

“Ore Mountains / Krušnohoří Mining Region” is made up of 22 component parts: 17 on the German side and 5 on the Czech side.

More about the “Ore Mountains / Krušnohoří Mining Region” here

More about UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Cultural Heart of Germany here

Town hall in Schneeberg, Ore Mountains Copyright: Marko Borrmann