A proud history of mining

Schwarzenberg: Welcome to the pearl of the Ore Mountains

Ore and tin finds once attracted thousands of people to the western part of the Ore Mountains and made Schwarzenberg the prosperous centre of the region. Today, Schwarzenberg’s listed old town with its picturesque alleys and shops is a popular visitor destination. With a history going back more than 850 years, the town’s striking landmarks are the St. George's Church and Schwarzenberg Castle. The castle houses the PERLA CASTRUM museum, which turns the history of the region into an exciting experience for visitors of all ages.

In the “Erlahammer” manor house which is part of the UNESCO-listed Ore Mountains Mining Region, visitors can discover the town’s mining heritage, while the Pöhla show mine provides an option to explore Europe’s largest tin chambers. Train and technology fans will love the old-school locomotives in the Schwarzenberg Railway Museum, or how about taking a scenic tour on the "Erzgebirgische Aussichtsbahn" railway?


48 hours in Schwarzenberg

Unique architectural monuments, exciting museums, and culinary delights. Take a look at the most beautiful sights, things to do and insider tips for a long weekend in Schwarzenberg!

Our insider tips

  • Schwarzenberg Railway Museum features a collection of old steam and diesel engines, historic wagons and rail tractors, proudly displayed around an impressive engine shed.

  • The "Erzgebirgische Aussichtsbahn" runs as a scenic railway on the over 130-year-old line from Schwarzenberg to Annaberg-Buchholz.

  • With 12,000 seats, the “Waldbühne” stage Schwarzenberg is one of the largest open-air stages in Germany, built in the 1930s from granite stone on an old quarry.

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