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The mining town of Krupka was founded before 1330 and is closely connected to the mining of tin ore in the area. The medieval town plan accommodates the topographical characteristics of the area and has been completely preserved to this day. Krupka Castle towers over the town. It dates back to the early 14th century and was originally a defensive feudal fortification, later serving as the mining authority headquarters for the Graupen mining district. Krupka’s heyday was in the latter half of the 15th century, when tin ore mining flourished in the region. A large number of Gothic buildings in the town date back to this period, such as the Church of the Holy Spirit (1454) and the Minorite monastery (1474). Most notably, however, the older Assumption of St. Mary Church (1479–1488), with its unmistakable late-Gothic bell tower, was renovated during this period.