Brand-Erbisdorf Mining Landscape


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In the Brand-Erbisdorf mining landscape, the mining of silver ore developed contemporaneously (no later than from the 13th century) with mining at Freiberg, in the midst of woodland cleared by farmers. From the 15th century, it was the most important mining region of the Freiberg Mining Landscape. The centuries-old history of mining and economy is evident from the large number of monuments preserved both underground and aboveground. The selected mines and their surface buildings as well as the heap rows of the main ore lodes and the large water drainage system of the Thelersberger Stolln (adit) represents the vast concentration of mines from the 16th century.