The Erlahammer ironworks was located in the administrative area of the town of Schwarzenberg. The mid-17th-century manor is a testimony to the former importance of the iron production and processing works. In its immediate vicinity lies the Rother Berg mining landscape, where haematite was mined and carried along an ore transport route to Erlahammer for further processing as far back as the mid-13th century.

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  • Rother Berg

    In the immediate vicinity of the Erlahammer manor house is the Rother Berg mining landscape. Haematite was mined here and carried along an ore transport route to Erlahammer for further processing as far back as the mid-13th century. Relics of past mining activity can be seen in the forested landscape, including the heaps and sink-holes of the former iron mines, the remnants of a charcoal pile, and a powder house from the early 19th century.

  • Erlahammer Manor House

    The Erlahammer ironworks, probably the oldest ironworks in the Erzgebirge, was located within the administrative area of the town of Schwarzenberg. The mid-17th-century manor is a testimony to the former importance of the iron production and processing works. It includes the manor house itself, a U-shaped half-timbered building and a connecting structure, which together enclose a courtyard. The tradition of iron processing still continues today at the former production site in the immediate vicinity of the manor.