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.