Erzgebirge Regional Management, Saxony
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date: 21.03.2018

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Cities in the Erzgebirge

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Städte im Erzgebirge
The small and mid-sized cities and communities in the Erzgebirge are not only well worth seeing – they are a great place to live. With their venerable city centres and numerous places of interest, they bring history and tradition to life every day. Extraordinary cultural activities that you can only find here and numerous festivals account for the lively charm of the region.

Silver deposits gave the Erzgebirge their name, and mining has had a great impact upon the historical development of the region. The silver ribbon still encircles the entire area, from the university city of Freiberg to the mining and Adam-Ries city of Annaberg-Buchholz and the school city of Schneeberg.

On the following pages we present the twelve largest cities in the Erzgebirge along with the Erzgebirge District. Let yourself be enchanted by the Erzgebirge along these virtual city journeys.


The mining and Adam-Ries city in the Erzgebirge

In the heart of the “silvery” Erzgebirge, in a heavenly spot at the foot of the Pöhlberg mountain, lies Annaberg-Buchholz...
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Bridge and sports city of the Erzgebirge

Its existence documented for the first time in 1173, Aue is one of the oldest settlements in Saxony...
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The mining city of Brand-Erbisdorf

The row settlement (Waldhufe) village of Erbisdorf, founded in the 12th century, and the collier’s settlement of Brand form the roots of today’s mining city, Brand-Erbisdorf...
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University city in the Erzgebirge

Silver mining, which began in the 11th century, has put its mark upon the face of the city of Freiberg, which today charms visitors from all over the world...
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Renaissance in the Erzgebirge

Just as the Renaissance was opening up new opportunities for mankind, the history of Marienberg began in the year 1521, after rich silver deposits were found in the heart of the Erzgebirge…
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Coal mining city in the Erzgebirge

In close proximity to the cities of Chemnitz and Zwickau in the Erzgebirge district of Saxony lies the city of Oelsnitz/Erzgebirge with its local centre of Neuwürschnitz...
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The “family friendly city” in the Erzgebirge

Nestled in the lovely valleys of the Flöha and its smaller tributaries and surrounded by beech and fir forests along with numerous mountains, lies the city of Olbernhau...
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School city in the Erzgebirge

Amidst a rich landscape of educational diversity, artisan handwork occupies a central position in industry and image for Schneeberg, the mining city founded in 1471...
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The "Pearl of the Erzgebirge"

The mining city of Schwarzenberg, also known as the “Pearl of the Erzgebirge,” earned its eponym long ago, but it continues to deserve it all the more today...
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At the foot of the Erzgebirge – in the heart of Europe

With its central location in Saxony, the city of Stollberg offers optimal logistical conditions for a wide range of companies at the foot of the Erzgebirge...
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Mining city in the Erzgebirge with horsepower

First mentioned in documents in the year 1286, situated amidst the lovely landscape of the Zschopau valley, the road to the great district town of Zschopau has always been worth the journey...
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An old mining city with a future

Founded 850 years ago, today’s Zwönitz is better prepared for the future than ever. Especially in the last few years, developments on the ground have set the stage for...
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Erzgebirge District

The most populous district in Eastern Germany

With 377.700 inhabitants, the Erzgebirge District is the most populous district in Eastern Germany. This is not the only reason it is such an attractive location for businesses…
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Interesting Facts about the cities in the Erzgebirge

Did you know that...

  •  ... seals for the ARIANE space flight program were fabricated in Annaberg-Buchholz?
  • … that compared to Venice, Aue has more bridges per square kilometre?
  • Brand-Erbisdorf offers a location for more than 800 firms?
  • Freiberg served as the source for the exciting novels of best-selling author Sabine Ebert?
  • …the largest adventure pool in Saxony, the AQUA MARIEN is located in Marienberg?
  • ... the area within 30 km of Oelsnitz/Erzgebirge has a population of more than a million people?
  • … The Einhorn brothers built an electricity plant in 1892 in Olbernhau?
  • ... technical school programmes in fashion design and musical instrument construction are also offered in Schneeberg?
  • ... a company in Schwarzenberg was involved in the largest experiment in the world on energy production by means of fusion?
  • ... in the last few years, Stollberg has developed into one of the most important industrial sites on the Autobahn A 72?
  • ... in Zwönitz the indebtedness per resident amounts to only 166 Euro?
  • ... the Olympic champions Jens Weißflog and Silke Otto, along with other Olympic contenders, such as René Sommerfeld and Björn Kircheisen made their sportive home in the Erzgebirge District?