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About Freiberg

Freiberg - the town with the great mining history at the foot of the Ore Mountains

The university town Freiberg is a nice midsize town with around 40k inhabitans in the middle of Saxony between Dresden and Chemnitz. With the Bergakademie Freiberg founded in 1765, it is the seat of the oldest still existing technical and mining science university in the world. The entire historic city center is listed under monument conservation and always worth a look. Together with local monuments of mining history such as the Reiche Zeche, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ore Mountains Mining Region (Montanregion Erzgebirge) since 2019. Until 1969, the city was shaped by mining and the iron and steel industry for around 800 years. In the last few decades there has been a structural change to a high-tech location in the field of semiconductor manufacturing and solar technology, making Freiberg part of Silicon Saxony. For more information about Freiberg, please visit the official website of the City of Freiberg.