Portal:Ore Mountains

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Welcome to the Ore Mountains portal
Wu de Wälder haamlich rauschen, wu de Haad su rötlich blüht,
mit kann König mächt ich tauschen, weil do drum mei Haisel stieht!
~ Anton Günther
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The Ore Mountains (German: Erzgebirge, Czech: Krušné hory) form the natural boundary between Saxony and Bohemia. Today, the state border between Germany and the Czech Republic runs just north of the main crest of this mountain range. The highest mountains are the Klínovec (German: Keilberg), 1,244 m above sea level, and the Fichtelberg (1,215 m). From the Middle Ages onwards the culture of the Ore Mountains has been heavily influenced by mining. The old saying in this area "Alles kommt vom Bergwerk her!" ("Everything comes from the mine") means just that: everything, from the landscape to the crafts, the industry to the folk art and living traditions; to most aspects of life in the region. more…

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Nutcrackers from the Ore Mtns
Nutcracker figures from the Nutcracker Museum in the Ore Mountains


Places
Freiberg

Altenberg, Annaberg-Buchholz, Aue, Breitenbach, Cämmerswalde, Clausnitz, Deutschneudorf, Deutscheinsiedel, Dorfchemnitz, Ehrenfriedersdorf, Eibenstock, Elterlein, Freiberg, Gottesgab, Holzhau, Johanngeorgenstadt, Krumhermersdorf, Neuhausen/Erzgeb., Neuwernsdorf, Oberwiesenthal, Olbernhau, Platten, Rechenberg-Bienenmühle, Schneeberg, Seiffen/Erzgeb., Hora Svaté Kateřiny, Výsluní, Jáchymov, Abertamy, Nejdek, Pernink, Zöblitz, Zschopau, Zschorlau, Zwönitz

Transport
Nollendorf Pass

Kammweg, Old Freiberg to Teplitz Post Road, Old Dresden to Teplitz Post Road, Ore Mountain passes, Reitzenhain–Flöha railway, Pockau-Lengefeld–Neuhausen railway, Annaberg-Buchholz–Flöha railway, Vejprty–Annaberg-Buchholz railway, Chomutov–Vejprty/Reitzenhain railway, Karlovy Vary–Johanngeorgenstadt railway, Most–Moldava railway, Nollendorf Pass, Kulmer Steig, Narrow gauge railways in Saxony

Geography
Topography of the Ore Mountains

Western Ore Mountains, Central Ore Mountains, Eastern Ore Mountains, Ore Mountains/Vogtland Nature Park, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxon Siberia

Mountains
Fichtelberghaus

Aschberg, Auersberg, Bärenstein, Blatenský vrch, Božídarský Špičák, Fichtelberg, Gleesberg, Hirtstein, Jelení hora, Keilberg, Komáří hůrka, Medvědí skála, Meluzína, Plešivec, Pöhlberg, Scheibenberg, Schwartenberg.
See also: list of mountains

Rivers and dams
Saidenbach-Staumauer

Black Pockau, Flöha, Freiberger Mulde, Zwickauer Mulde, Zschopau, Müglitz, Cranzahl Dam, Eibenstock Dam, Einsiedel Dam, Saidenbach Dam, Sosa Dam

Museums
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Eisenhammer Dorfchemnitz, Ore Mountain Glassworks Museum, Neuhausen, Ore Mountain Toy Museum, Seiffen, Ore Mountain Museum, Annaberg-Buchholz, Frohnauer Hammer, Schwarzenberg Castle

Culture
Räuchermännchen

Annaberger Kät folk festival, Ore Mountain dialect, FC Erzgebirge Aue, Mettenschicht miner's ceremony, Miners' parade, Nutcrackers, Ore Mountain Club, Ore Mountain cuisine, Ore Mountain folk art, Räuchermann incense smokers, Räucherkerzchen incense candles, Reifendrehen wood-turned animals, Schwibbogen candle arches, Wooden toymaking in the Ore Mountains

Economy
Privat-Blaufarbenwerk Pfannenstiel

Motorradwerke Zschopau, Nickelhütte Aue, Wendt & Kühn

History
Dohna Castle

Air battle over the Ore Mountains, Barony of Schwarzenberg, Battle of Kulm, Berggeschrey (silver rush), Dohna Feud, Free Republic of Schwarzenberg, Grünhain Abbey, Treaty of Eger

People

Georgius Agricola, Ulrich Rülein von Calw, Kunz von Kaufungen, Max Poepel, Adam Ries, Wolfgang Uhle, Barbara Uthmann, Wilhelm Vogel, Jens Weißflog

Churches
St.-Wolfgangs-Kirche

St. Anne's, Annaberg, St. Nicholas', Aue, Zelle Abbey

Castles
Hasištejn Castle

Augustusburg Hunting Lodge, Frauenstein Castle, Hasištejn Castle, Purschenstein Castle, Rauenstein Castle

Mining
Frohnauer Hammer

Berggeschrey (silver rush), Cross-border Mining Trail, Freiberg Mining Field, Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, Frohnauer Hammer, Ore Mountain Mining Region, Revierwasserlaufanstalt Freiberg, Sächsisches Oberbergamt, Wismut mining company, Zschopenthal Paintworks

Wanted articles

Klingenberg Dam, Rauschenbach Dam, Bornkinnel, Hutzenstube, Silberstraße, Dreckschänke, Gemeinschaft in Christo Jesu, Neunerlei, Village Christmas pyramids, Gematex, Foron, Obererzgebirgische Posamenten- und Effekten-Werke, Flader Feuerlöschgerätefabrik, History of Aue, Scharfenstein Castle, Wolkenstein Castle, Mulda Castle, Grabentour bei Freiberg, Rothschönberger Stolln, Weißerdenzeche St. Andreas



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