Evidence of the mining carried out in the Erzgebirge during the High Middle Ages can be seen at the archaeological silver mining sites in and around the town of Dippoldiswalde. The almost completely preserved underground mining landscape from the 12th/13th century is of exceptional importance for research into the early history of mining in the Erzgebirge. To date, archaeological excavations have identified 15 shafts: the historical artefacts that have been found provide a unique insight into early mining in the Erzgebirge.