Between Bad Elster (Vogtland) and Holzhau (Eastern Erzgebirge) in south-west Saxony, one of Germany’s most beautiful low mountain ranges stretches along the Saxon-Bohemian border for approximately 120 kilometres east to west.
For centuries, the natural abundance and exceptional climatic conditions of the region have shaped its economic and cultural development. A richly structured cultural landscape has evolved out of 800 years of mining history, forest use and agriculture.