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48 hours in...

Schwarzenberg

The Rother Berg mining landscape is part of the UNESCO-listed Ore Mountains Mining Region but there is a lot more to discover during your 48 hours in Schwarzenberg.

Day 1 in Schwarzenberg: Friday

Enjoy your first walk through Schwarzenberg‘s old town and meet the local tower keepers. 

Gemuetliches Zimmer mit Doppelbett© Neustaedter Hof

3 pm: Hammerparkplatz Information Area

Regardless of whether you have checked into a hotel or a holiday flat, a good place to start exploring Schwarzenberg is the Hammerparkplatz (Hammer car park), where you will find a specially designed visitor information area.
Eine Stadtführung mit dem Schwarzenberger Tuermer und der Nachtwaechter © Luise Egermann

5 pm: Schwarzenberg's Tower Keepers

Schwarzenberg is keeping the old tradition of tower keepers alive who ring the bells on the tower of the old town hall on the market square every day at 5 pm. The town is also home to a very special glockenspiel, made of Meissen porcelain, which is being played at 5.05 pm. You can also book a historical guided city tour with the tower keepers, all dressed up in their historic clothing and equipped with lanterns.
Außengebäude der Tourist-Information in Schwarzenberg© Stadtverwaltung Schwarzenberg

5.30 pm: Tourist Information

After your first experience with some of Schwarzenberg’s special traditions, make your way to the tourist information to get all the practicalities you need for your stay in town. You can also buy typical souvenirs of the region and traditional handicrafts.
Tisch in einem Biergarten mit leckeren Speisen und einem Bier © Neustaedter Hof

6 pm: Dinner

For dinner, try one of the many rustic pubs and cosy restaurants in and around Schwarzenberg’s old town, where from gourmet cuisine to regional specialities all culinary bases are covered.

Day 2 in Schwarzenberg: Saturday

Schwarzenberg is a place full of history and today, it’s all about legends and stories.

Die Stadtführerin trägt das Gewand der Bäckerstochter© BUR Werbeagentur GmbH, Dirk Rueckschloss

10.30 am: Guided City Tour

Schwarzenberg's legends and stories come alive on a guided tour. Visit the PERLA CASTRUM museum and the beautiful St. George‘s Church for more insights and take a walk in the park of the local Schwarzenberg Castle. Or alternatively and if you’re a keen hiker, how about exploring the area on a circular trail that provides great panoramic views.
Bergwerk im Laserlicht© BBW Zinnkammern

2 pm: Pöhla Show Mine

If you are curious about Schwarzenberg's mining tradition and life "underground", we recommend joining one of the two daily guided tours at 10 am or 2 pm to explore the Pöhla mine, Europe’s largest tin chambers. The almost 2-mile ride on the mine train alone is an unforgettable experience. Duration of the tour: 2.5 hours.
Konzert in den Innenräumen der Kirche © BUR Werbeagentur GmbH

8 pm: Cultural Event

You might have picked up some information about events in Schwarzenberg when stopping by the tourist information. We’d definitely recommend it! Why not enjoy a concert on the open-air stage in the Rockelmannpark, in St. George's Church or live music in the castle cellar. And we trust you have also found something to your liking for dinner.

Day 3 in Schwarzenberg: Sunday

On your last day, you’ll get to know a very special UNESCO World Heritage site and can enjoy some last views of Schwarzenberg.

Ausstellung „Vom ältesten Eisenhammer in die Moderne“ kann man in die interessante Bergbaugeschichte des Ortes und der Region eintauchen.© Stadtverwaltung Schwarzenberg

10 am: Rother Berg Mining Landscape

The impressive mining landscape of Rother Berg in Schwarzenberg is part of the UNESCO-listed Ore Mountains Mining Region. The completely renovated “Erlahammer” manor house is a must-see, for architectural reasons alone, but there is also an interesting exhibition on the history of mining to be explored.
Eine Familie geniesst die Aussicht vom König Albert Turm© Thomas Schlorke

1 pm: King Albert Tower on the Spiegelwald Mountain

Your last impression of Schwarzenberg could also be the most beautiful: The accessible viewing platform of the King Albert Tower on the Spiegelwald mountain provides gorgeous panoramic views of the region, including a long farewell view of Schwarzenberg, the beautiful pearl of the Ore Mountains.

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