Altenberg mining region, the easternmost district of the Erzgebirge, is represented by the Altenberg-Zinnwald mining landscape, the Lauenstein administrative centre (including the castle and town church), and the archaeological sites related to the high-medieval silver mines in Dippoldiswalde. While the areas around Dippoldiswalde were primarily engaged in silver mining, tin-ore mining dominated the industry around Altenberg and Zinnwald. The headframe and surface installations of the Arno-Lippmann shaft survive as characteristic technical monuments from the mine’s final phase of operation.

neighbored mining areas


Geology and History

  • Geology/Mineralogy of the Mountain area
  • History of the Mountain area
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