"Annaberg" Annaberg-Buchholz by Kathrin_E
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View of Annaberg from Pöhlberg.
Annaberg-Buchholz, the double town, is the hub and main town in the central part of the Ore Mountains. Its history dates back to the silver rush around 1500 when several mining towns were founded in this area, among them both Annaberg and Buchholz. The part that is of most interest to visitors, however, is Annaberg, and that's what this page focuses upon - hence the title.
Annaberg became incredibly rich within a few years of its existence. The huge church of St Anna, a marvel of Saxon late gothic, tells of the town's wealth and ambition.
I made Annaberg my base for almost a week to explore the town's sights and also other places along the Zschopau valley and in the mountains, like Augustusburg, Marienberg, Oberwiesenthal. The Czech border is close, and I also took the chance to do a day trip to Karlovy Vary. I could have done with even more time in this area.
"Zum Türmer" is located in the heart of Annaberg's old town next to Annenkirche. I qualified the place as "inn" because... more travel advice
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