Mines

The region is called Ore mountains for a purpose. The mountains are literally perforated with tunnels to dig for a.o. iron-, tin- and silverore.
After the Turnaround in 1989 (die Wende) the mines closed down one after the other. A number of them are or will be converted to museum mine and can be visited. Only guided tours!
The region is so unique that a world heritage procedure is going on.
Mines:

Altenberg
Zinnwald
Berggießhübel