An archaeological site demonstrates the presence of silver mining in and around Dippoldiswalde in the Erzgebirge as early as the High Middle Ages. The almost completely preserved underground mining landscape from the 12th/13th century is of exceptional importance for research into the early history of mining in the Erzgebirge. To date, archaeological excavations have identified 15 shafts, and the historical objects found there provide a unique insight into early mining in the Erzgebirge.

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  • High Medieval Silver Mines archaeological site

    Evidence of the mining carried out in the Erzgebirge during the High Middle Ages can be seen at the archaeological silver mining sites in and around the town of Dippoldiswalde. The almost completely preserved underground mining landscape from the 12th/13th century is of exceptional importance for research into the early history of mining in the Erzgebirge. To date, archaeological excavations have identified 15 shafts: the historical artefacts that have been found provide a unique insight into early mining in the Erzgebirge.