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.