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?