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Ore Mountains

Nature Park · Saxon Switzerland · 250 m
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    Photo: Wolfgang Gärtner, Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen mbH
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    Photo: Wolfgang Gärtner, Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen mbH
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    Photo: Wolfgang Gärtner, Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen mbH
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    Photo: Wolfgang Gärtner, Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen mbH
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    Photo: Wolfgang Gärtner, Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen mbH

Anchor point no. 1 of the Via Romantika (Landscapes)

Germany has many low mountain ranges, but the Ore Mountains are unique in every way: Starting in the 12th century, mining has shaped the landscape and the life of their inhabitants for many centuries. Worthwhile historic sights of this epoch that was responsible for Saxony’s wealth can be admired literally everywhere. And until today, the mining traditions have been kept alive. People still greet one another with the traditional “Glück auf”, literally: “Good luck”, the reassuring greeting of the miners. Christmas in the Ore Mountains is a unique experience, not least due to the numerous products of Ore Mountains folk art that were invented in the region and all have a connection to mining. Probably the most popular today: the nutcracker and the incense smoker. But more importantly: the Ore Mountains have preserved their beauty despite all man-made changes. The natural preserve in the elevations is the biggest of its kind in Germany. And the idyllic valleys provide countless possibilities for exploration and adventure tours.

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Update: August 14, 2019

Coordinates

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50.895891, 13.808414
DMS
50°53'45.2"N 13°48'30.3"E
UTM
33U 416201 5638923
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