UNESCO World Heritage in Saxony
Two sites which have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status impressively underline Saxony's reputation as the number one cultural tourist destination in Germany: “Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski”, a joint Polish-German site, and the “Ore Mountains / Krušnohoří Mining Region” site of German/Czech cultural heritage.
UNESCO World Heritage site “Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski” is the brainchild of a 19th century bohemian aristocrat who had a love for travelling and landscape gardening. Thanks to him, Central Europe’s largest English-style landscaped garden can now be found where Germany meets Poland. Enjoy a fairytale-like day in the countryside in this YouTube video!
The German-Czech “Ore Mountains / Krušnohoří Mining Region” became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2019. It celebrates 800 years of mining, featuring fascinating sites and unique traditions going back to this medieval industrial age.
Known as Saxony’s “silver town”, 800-year-old Freiberg at the foot of the “Ore Mountains / Krušnohoří Mining Region” UNESCO World Heritage delights with beautiful patrician townhouses, reflecting the wealth derived from the once thriving mining industry, and features a fascinating cathedral – discover the town on a 360-degree tour here.
The former mining town Annaberg-Buchholz is part of “Ore Mountains / Krušnohoří Mining Region” UNESCO World Heritage. Explore its history on a 360-degree tour and marvel at the splendid St. Anne’s Church, a beautiful late Gothic hall church featuring precious art treasures.