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Annaberg-Buchholz Travel guide
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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 that time lived Adam Ries (1492-1559), administrator of the mines and head of the Annaberg School of Mathematics, a genius has literally become proverbial. In the 16C, lace production replaced mining because of dwindling silver ore deposits. The discovery of uranium deposits revived the mining industry between 1945 and 1958.
Tourist attractions Annaberg-Buchholz : Things to see and do
Kleine Kirchgaße 23 D - 09456 Annaberg-Buchholz
The Church of St-Anne with its three naves is one of the most impressive examples of Saxony's Late Gothic style. Twelve tall slender pillars soar into the ribs of the vaulting, which is made up of seven stars. This suberb vault composition was the wo..
Sehmatalstraße 3 D - 09456 Annaberg-Buchholz
This old building, once a flour mill and now housing the Frohnau Technical Forge Museum, was turned into a workshop for the striking of coins when veins of silver were discovered in the area. It then became a blacksmith's forge, as can be seen in the..
Große Kirchgaße 16 D - 09456 Annaberg-Buchholz
The museum of the Metal-bearing Mountains retraces local history, in particular that of the mines, and pride of place is given to local crafts and folklore. See the famous «Weihnachtsberge», miniature models of the mine, forest and Nativity scenes ma..