The World Heritage Criteria

The Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří fulfils four out of the total of six specific UNESCO World Heritage criteria for cultural heritage set out in the guidelines:


The Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří illustrates an important interchange of values on the development of a transboundary mining landscape and a mining society within the time span of more than 800 years.


The Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří is an exceptional illustration in material form of the social, economic and administrative structures of an 800-year old mining civilization.


The Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří represents a valuable source for our present-day knowledge of mining techniques, related settlements, buildings and structures and illustrates the gradual changes of the landscape.


The Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří represents a region which is directly associated with the culture of an old mining territory and which is strongly associated with the system of knowledge representing the ideas and theories of mining and geo-sciences.


An important factor for the justification and preservation of the outstanding universal value of the Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří is integrity and authenticity of the serial property, as well as protection and management of the property.