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The Altenberg-Zinnwald Mining Landscape is the most easterly of the historical mining districts in the Saxon Erzgebirge. Its components document the extraction, preparation and processing of large quantities of tin ore over a period of 600 years. Key artefacts from the mines near Altenberg have survived, ranging from the 15th to the 20th century. Altenberg was one of the foremost tin ore deposits in the Erzgebirge: more than 100,000 tons of tin were extracted here. Tin – and later tungsten and lithium ore – were also mined at Zinnwald/Cínovec. The Zinnwald deposit was mined both on the Saxon and on the Bohemian side of the Erzgebirge. The historical connections between the mining areas of Saxony and Bohemia are particularly evident in Zinnwald. 

Active associations in the Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region: 

Knappenverein Altenberg e.V. Miners’ Association

Interessengemeinschaft Arno-Lippmann-Schacht Altenberg e.V. Association