Welcome to Saxony's oldest and most important mining
city. If you visit Freiberg nowadays you will experience "history you can
touch". 800 years of silver mining and the resulting wealth formed the
On the Untermarkt (Lower Market) the Freiberger Dom) dominates the skyline. Simple on the outside it houses important art treasures such as the Silbermann organ (
The theatre is a gem on the Buttermarkt (Butter market). In well-looked after shopping arcades, lovingly decorated shop windows of small individual shops and comfortable restaurants invite you to linger.
In the oldest, biggest and last complete mine of Saxon's silver mining era the "Rich Colliery"
Zeche), you will experience the world of a miner: by lift, a ride on a train and an underground walk. From the top of the slag heaps you can see the mountain range of the Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge) and should you not like to take part in the guided tour underground we suggest a visit to the Old Elizabeth
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