Built in 1479, Schneeberg was the first important mining town to be founded in the second mining period in the western Erzgebirge. Significant discoveries of silver ore led to the unplanned growth of the mining town in the midst of numerous mines. During the flourishing of mining, a large number of important secular and religious buildings were erected here. After the devastating fire of 1719, the town was rebuilt in the Baroque style. The townscape is still dominated today by the late Gothic Hall Church of St. Wolfgang.

Important Locations and Sites

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St. Wolfgang’s Church

The late Gothic hall church was constructed between 1516 and 1540, and is one of the earliest large churches of the Lutheran Reformation. St. Wolfgang’s Church also houses one of the largest altars by the Cranach painter family. The church was largely destroyed in 1945, and from this year until 1996, it was reconstructed in its original form using historical building materials.

Bortenreuter House

Bortenreuter House (Schneeberg Museum for Mining Folk Art)

The house, commissioned for construction in 1724/25 by Johann Friedrich Bortenreuter, a lace merchant, is considered one of Schneeberg’s most important baroque buildings. The palace-like, four-wing building with square courtyard is lavishly decorated in the baroque style both in its interior and exterior. It features an impressive facade with a variety of baroque elements and several busts in relief. Today the Bortenreuter house is home to the Schneeberg Museum for Mining Folk Art.

Impressions

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Interactive Map

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Information and Addresses

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Stadtverwaltung Schneeberg

Markt 1
08289 Schneeberg

Phone: +49 (0) 3772/356-215
Email:

www.schneeberg.de

Öffnungszeiten

Montag09:00-12:00, 13:00-16:00 Uhr
Dienstag09:00-12:00, 13:00-18:00 Uhr
Mittwoch09:00-12:00, 13:00-15:00 Uhr
Donnerstag09:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00 Uhr
Freitag09:00-13:00 Uhr
Sonnabend09:30-11:30 Uhr
1. Samstag im Monat

Tourist-Information Bergstadt Schneeberg

Markt 1
08289 Schneeberg

Phone: +49 (0) 3772/20314
Email:

www.schneeberg.de

Öffnungszeiten

Montag09:00-12:15, 12:45-16:00 Uhr
Dienstag09:00-12:15, 12:45-18:00 Uhr
Mittwoch09:00-12:15, 12:45-16:00 Uhr
Donnerstag09:00-12:15, 12:45-18:00 Uhr
Freitag09:00-12:15, 12:45-16:00 Uhr
Sonnabend10:00-14:00 Uhr
Sonntag11:00-14:00 Uhr
Feiertags10:00-14:00 Uhr