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It was the discovery of silver in the Erzgebirge that led Saxony’s economy to flourish in the 16th century. Constructed in 1568 by Elector August I of Saxony on the summit of Schellenberg, Augustusburg Hunting Lodge is an impressive testimony to the prosperity generated by mining. Due to its altitude, water could only be supplied by means of mining technology. Built by miners, the well is 130 metres deep and is evidence of the advanced water-raising technology of the 16th century.