Saxony

Annaberg-Buchholz

Interesting
Annaberg-Buchholz
The Essential
Interesting
These two villages, united in 1945, experienced an economic boom after the discovery of significant deposits of silver and tin ore at the end of the 15C. At the time Adam Ries (1492-1559) was administrator of the mines and head of the Annaberg School of Mathematics; his genius has literally become proverbial. In the 16C, lace making replaced mining because of dwindling silver ore deposits. In the 20C, the discovery of uranium deposits revived the mining industry for a time.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Annaberg-Buchholz

St Annen-Kirche
St Annen-Kirche
Annaberg-Buchholz
0:30
Museum of the Metal-bearing Mountains
Museum of the Metal-bearing Mountains
Annaberg-Buchholz
1:00
Frohnau Technical Forge Museum
Frohnau Technical Forge Museum
Annaberg-Buchholz
1:00