The Erlabrunn miners’ hospital is an example of the social facilities that were established in connection with uranium-ore mining in the western Erzgebirge. The first new hospital was built in the GDR and opened in May 1951, its size is illustrative of the intensity of uranium-ore mining after World War II. The main building is a symmetrical crescent, approximately 150 metres long. Today the miners’ hospital functions as an academic teaching hospital funded by the Kliniken Erlabrunn gGmbH trust.