Our World Heritage –
Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohori

Das montanhistorische Erbe der Region Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří

Our World Heritage – Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohori
Naše světové dědictví – Hornická kulturní krajina Krušnohoří

A project of the Institute of Industrial Archaeology and History of Science and Technology (IWTG) at TU Bergakademie Freiberg in cooperation with the Förderverein Montanregion Erzgebirge e. V. (Friends and Supporters of the Erzgebirge Mining and Smelting Area) and the Institute Heritage Studies, as well as partners in the Czech Republic including UJEP University, the National Heritage Institute, and the Montanregion Krušné hory – Erzgebirge support association (Mining Region – Ore Mountains).

This project is aimed at strengthening the local populations’ emotional connection to their shared mining heritage. Furthermore, it aims to anchor the protection of this heritage as a thematic focus in cross-border education. To help achieve these goals, a standardized educational concept will be developed and appropriate training opportunities implemented, especially for young people. The educational activities with and through the shared mining heritage should serve to strengthen cohesion in the region and promote sustainable regional development.

The Institute Heritage Studies is tasked with training members of the traditional and mining associations of the Ore Mountains in the promotion of intangible cultural heritage, thus helping to enhance the local value of their mining heritage.

Additionally, IHS is in charge of promoting the importance and meaning of the regional mining heritage to younger generations, developing further training courses for teachers for the mediation of this heritage, and implementing these processes of transmission.

Background and objectives of the project can be found in the project application for the Cooperation Program Free State of Saxony/Czech Republic from 18.01.2017. Download: Background and Objectives.

For further information about this project, please visit the German language version of this website.