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Mining - Art - History

Experience the past of Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) at a historical location: works of art from the Reformation period, carvings and testimonies to industrial history. Discover the original "Im Gößner" silver mine - a part of the Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region World Heritage Site - directly beneath the city centre!

The Museum and the Visitor Mine

In 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"


Mailing Address
Große Kirchgasse 16
09456 Annaberg-Buchholz
phone number
+49 3733 23497
fax number
+49 3733 676112
Opening Times Museum
Tuesday - Sunday + Public Holidays
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Also open on Mondays in Advent, closed on Dec. 24th and 31st

Guided tours through the silver mine

Tuesday - Friday
noon and 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays
11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
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