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Ore Mountains Museum

The Museum and Visitor Mine

In the year 1887, the "Museum of Ore Mountain Antiquities" (Museum erzgebirgischer Alterthümer) opened its doors and in 1905 it was renamed the "Ore Mountains Museum" (Erzgebirgsmuseum). The collection contains historic artifacts and documents from the history of the city of Annaberg-Bucholz and the Upper Ore Mountains.

The exhibit is dedicated to mining, sacred art of the Late Middle Ages, and the old handcraft of the pewterers, potters, and passementerie makers. It also displays bobbin lace, carvings, and historic weapons. Care is also given to show how peasants and citizens lived at the time.

In the museum's courtyard, the entrance to the "Im Gößner" silver mine offers the unique opportunity to get an inside look at the flourishing silver mine that was located under the Annaberg historic district around the year 1500.

Farmhouse parlor
Schumannepitaph, Antonius Heusler, 1557, Annaberg
Visitor mine "Im Gößner"
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Contact

Mailing Address
Erzgebirgsmuseum
Address
Große Kirchgasse 16
09456 Annaberg-Buchholz
phone number
+49 3733 23497
fax number
+49 3733 676112
Email
Opening Times
Tuesday to Sunday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Closed on Mondays
except on holidays and in Advent
24th and 31st December
closed
Mine tours
Tue-Fri 12:00p.m. and 3:00p.m.
Sat / Sun / holiday
11.00a.m., 12.30p.m., 2.00p.m. and 3.30p.m.
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