The Saxon component parts

The nomination comprises 22 component parts in total: 17 sites in Germany and 5 in the Czech Republic. As a whole, the selected monuments, natural and cultural landscapes represent the most important mining areas and epochs in Saxon-Bohemian ore mining. Each component consists of different individual objects or landscapes (around 400 on the Saxon side alone!).

In addition to above- and below-ground mining artefacts, historical town and mining landscapes have also been considered, such as lines of heap.

The concept for the future UNESCO World Heritage site rests on the inclusion and connection of all 22 component parts.

To create a comprehensive picture of the mining historical heritage of the region, additional locations have been defined as “associated objects” of the World Heritage sites.



2nd International fabulix® Festival of Fairy Tales in Annaberg-Buchholz

The festival of fairy tales, which is a unique event in Europe, was first held in 2017. Ore mountains capital Annaberg-Buchholz will once again turn into a fairy-tale film town from 28 August until 1 September 2019. About…


We’ve done it! The Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status

Jubilation and relief filled the air today (6 July 2019), as the UNESCO World Heritage Committee announced its decision at 4.40 pm (local time Baku) at its 43rd session in Baku, Azerbaijan: the Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining…

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