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17 + 5 = a shared World Heritage

component parts

The Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region is represented by 22 component parts, 17 of which are located on the Saxon side. These can be allocated in turn to six historical mining areas as well as to uranium ore mining. The selection is based on the outstanding universal value and unique attributes of the region in an international context.

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The five Czech component parts are located in the districts of Karlovy Vary and Ústí nad Labem, in predominantly rural or forested areas. Three vast landscape areas represent the important ore districts and their respective mining towns on the Czech side: the Jáchymov Mining Landscape, the Abertamy–Boží Dar–Horní Blatná Mining Landscape and the Krupka Mining Landscape.

Bergbaulandschaft Vrch Medník (Kupferberg) "Mundloch gelobtes Land Stolln"
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Associated objects

The Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region is a geographical, historical and cultural entity that has been shaped by 850 years of mining history and remains closely connected with this legacy even today. For centuries, mining and metallurgy formed the character and appearance of this unique cultural landscape with a variety of mining and technical artefacts. However, mining did not have an influence only on the sites and surrounding landscapes directly connected with the industry, but wider still: on the region’s architecture, art, culture and science, as well as its economy, politics and society. 

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The app ‒ World Heritage on the go!

The app includes all the objects and component parts in Saxony and the Czech Republic, providing a description, opening hours and contact details. Learn more about the history and development of a particular historical mining area, and discover attractive events and special offers! Share or bookmark anything you find interesting.

Exploring the World Heritage region on foot or by bike? Find route suggestions and guided town tours in the app. Plenty of information is provided for each tour, including length, duration and highlights on the way. Precise vector maps pinpoint your exact location and show you interesting destinations nearby.

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About us

Welterbe Montanregion Erzgebirge e. V. (World Heritage Association) is the official association responsible for the World Heritage objects located on the Saxon side of the region. Founded in 2015, the association brought together the 31 municipalities and three districts where these World Heritage objects are situated. The equivalent official body in the Czech Republic is the non-profit organisation Montanregion Erzgebirge - Krušné hory, o.p.s. 

The World Heritage Association serves as a link between the municipalities, associations and assets of the region on one hand, and the Saxon state government and the German Commission for UNESCO on the other. Its main heritage management tasks are coordinated from its office.

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