Landscape of ideas, habitat, country of the region

The Erzgebirge is a region of superlatives: today, there are 340,000 inhabitants living here in an area of 1,828 square kilometres. This represents 186 inhabitants per square kilometre. For good reason, the Erzgebirge region can call itself the most populous low mountain area in Germany. In the Erzgebirge, we also score one of the highest density of industry in the Free State of Saxony – thus, we record 110 persons employed in industry per 1000 inhabitants.

We also demonstrate a level of productive enterprises in the economic sector that is 27% greater than the average in Saxony. As we like to put it: If we can imagine it, we do it!.

As a business location, the Erzgebirge Regions stands for diversity of industries and for growth. The holiday land of the Erzgebirge enchants visitors with its many surprises, highlights and unique attractions. And as a place to live, the Erzgebirge leave no wish unfulfilled.

We invite you to take a virtual journey to the Erzgebirge and are so very pleased that you are coming to see us – whether as an investor, a new resident of the Erzgebirge, or a holiday visitor.

Cities in the Erzgebirge

The small and mid-sized cities and communities in the Erzgebirge are not only well worth seeing – they are a great place to live. With their venerable city centres and numerous places of interest, they bring history and tradition to life every day. Extraordinary cultural activities that you can only find here and numerous festivals account for the lively charm of the region.

Freiberg Chemnitz Dresden Zwickau CZ Annaberg-Buchholz Aue Brand-Erbisdorf Marienberg Oelsnitz / Erzgebirge Olbernhau Schneeberg Schwarzenberg Stollberg Zschopau Zwönitz
  • Foto Dirk Rückschloss / © Dirk Rückschloss


    The mining and Adam-Ries city, Annaberg-Buchholz, is situated in the heart of the “silvery” Erzgebirge ...

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  • Nachtaufnahme von Aue / © Stadtverwaltung Aue


    Bridge and sports city of the Erzgebirge ...

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  • Die Elite-Werke in Brand-Erbisdorf


    Brand-Erbisdorf has its roots in the row settlement (Waldhufe) village of Erbisdorf, founded in the second half of the 12th century ...

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  • Luftbild von Marienberg / © AEROBILD


    The history of Marienberg began in 1521 with the discovery of rich silver deposits in the heart of the Erzgebirge ...

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  • Bergbaumuseum Oelsnitz / © A. Gaube

    Oelsnitz / Erzgebirge

    The foundation of the city was certainly the “Oeslnitz-Lugau” coal-mining district ...

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    Olbernhau is nestled in the lovely valleys of the Flöha and its tributaries ...

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  • Die Kirche St. Wolfgang in Schneeberg / © Stadt Schneeberg


    Artisan handwork occupies a central position for the commercial life and image of this mining city founded in 1471.

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  • Die Altstadt von Schwarzenberg / © Wolfgang Schmidt


    The mining city of Schwarzenberg, also known as the “Pearl of the Erzgebirge,” earned its appellation long ago and continues to deserve it today ...

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  • Die Talsperre Stollberg / © Studio2Media


    As a result of this location, the city offers optimal logistical conditions for its businesses.

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  • Schloss Wildeck in Zschopau / © Stadt Zschopau


    First mentioned officially in 1286, Zschopau was granted mining rights for the first time in 1493 ...

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  • Marktansicht von Zwönitz / © Stadt Zwönitz


    In the lovingly restored city centre, there are a large number of specialised stores with diverse offerings ...

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Living and working in the Erzgebirge

Business Location Erzgebirge

There is a broad range of services available in the Erzgebirge for promoting business development. The Erzgebirge Business Development Agency, the Municipal Planning Agency and the Erzgebirge Business Developmental District Administrative Agency have successfully cooperated together here – with the goal of keeping the Erzgebirge business location attractive and competitive.