Members of the Erzgebirge World Heritage Association

A total of three districts and 32 towns and communities are involved in the Erzgebirge World Heritage Convention, working together across administrative borders to support the application for UNESCO World Heritage status. Their collaboration is based on a public law contract.

Each of the following towns and communities have one or more objects in their area which are included in the nominated sites for the "Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří".

The three districts mainly support the project due to the general benefits it offers to the region as a whole.

The districts represented in the World Heritage Convention

The towns and communities represented in the World Heritage Convention



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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