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Mining in the Schneeberg mining landscape dates back to as early as the 15th century. The lines of heaps that follow the paths of underground ore deposits bear witness to this today. Many of the 18th and 19th century dressing works, mining surface buildings and smelteries have been preserved. These provide an insight into the mining of silver and cobalt ore, the raw material used in the production of blue pigments. The Filzteich reservoir was created in order to operate the many water-driven machines in the mines. Today it is the oldest and largest manmade reservoir in the Erzgebirge.

Active associations in the Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region: 

Bergbrüderschaft “Schneeberger Bergparade” e. V.

Bergbauverein Schneeberg e. V.

Verein Silberschmelzhütte Sankt Georgen

IG Historischer Bergbau Zschorlau 1989 e. V.

Information board Zschorlau