Placers in Greifenbach Valley


Historical records of ore mining in the Ore Mountains begin in 1168, when silver ores were discovered in the vicinity of today's Freiberg. More than 800 years of mining history of the Ore Mountains are based on this discovery.

In the Greifenbach (river) valley at the south slope of the Greifensteine (mountain) a tin placer field with numerous waste heaps from the 13th/14th century is preserved.