If you make a trip to the German village of Breitenbrunn, you will certainly learn something interesting from the Ore Mountains mining history. There is a net of touristic trails in the suroundings of Breitenbrunn that, in winter, are amply used by cross-country skiers.
A little bit of the history of Breitenbrunn...
The first mention of Breitenbrunn comes from 1380. The history of the village is also linked with the extraction and processing of iron ores. After the decline of the mining, Breitenbrunn was slowly transformed into a popular sports and tourist centre.
From Boží Dar to Breitenbrunn…
Breitenbrunn lies about 17 km northwest of Boží Dar. You can get here by car, by bike along the cycle path of the Ore Mountains main cross-country skiing route, and you can also walk along the red hiking trail.
Attractions of Breitenbrunn…
- Exhibition of mountain mining
- Tours of the Saint Christopher Mine
- Technical Museum "Groundwood Weigel"
- Processing of mineral raw materials "Silberwäsche Antonsthal"
In the village, the ruins of a hunting lodge and the church of St. Christopher are worth seeing.