Just seeing the city's trademark - St. Anne's Church - would make the trip worth your while. The same can be said for one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany.
Beyond that, there are also a variety of mining and handicraft traditions to be experienced and the domain of legendary master mathematician Adam Ries is just waiting to be discovered.
The magnificent natural landscape of the surrounding area is best traversed with a pair of hiking boots, a bicycle, or on cross-country skis in the winter time. Hoteliers, restaurateurs, and lessors in the Ore Mountains will receive you with cultivated hospitality.
In Annaberg-Buchholz you can find parks and green areas to enjoy and to relax.
St. Anne's Church, built 1499-1525, is one of the most significant late Gothic hall churches in Germany.
The "treasure chest" - Manufacture of Dreams
In the Manufacture of Dreams you will get the chance to admire approximately 1,000 museum pieces on Christmas, mining culture, and toy production in the Ore Mountains - all lovingly staged with an interactive design.
"Montanregion Erzgebirge" - Mining Cultural Landscape
Alongside its unique mountain landscapes and romantic river valleys, picturesque villages and towns that have their origins in the 800 years of mining history in the region stretch across the Erzgebirge. The region is well-known for its traditions, inventiveness and warmth.