Mysterious geological phenomena on the horizon and more than eight hundred years of history just underfoot. The mining region on the border between the Czech Republic and Germany is one of the places that fascinate lovers of culture, history and wildlife thanks to its dense network of preserved mining monuments and dramatic history linked to many important scientific discoveries. It consists of twenty-two components, seventeen of which are located on the Saxon side and five on the Czech side of the mountain range. Walk through the places where medieval miners left their indelible imprint, as did the explorers of the atomic age, and be enchanted by the genius and beauty of the Erzgebirge mining landscape.
The fascinating Krusne Mountains have a history going back to the 12th century when mining began here, an activity that only came to an end in the 20th century. The discovery of many types of ore shaped the landscape and the people who inhabit it. Learn about the miners’ lot at various museums, but to really experience what life was like, take a trip down into one of the mines. In 2019, after almost twenty years of intense efforts, the area was finally added to UNESCO’s list of world cultural heritage sites. This means that the region will receive the attention it undoubtedly deserves.
Summer and winter in the Krusne Mountains
The entire region is crisscrossed with cycling, hiking and cross-country skiing trails for both beginners and the more skilled. Disciples of all three of the mentioned sports are drawn to the 242km-long main route through the range. The Krusne Mountains also have a lot to offer skiers in the shape of popular resorts. Choose from Klinovec, Bozi Dar, Plesivec and other well-known locations for a wonderful winter holiday filled with snowy joy.
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