Technical monuments

Erzgebirge Sight-Seeing Train, Schwarzenberg - Annaberg-Buchholz

Erzgebirgische Aussichtsbahn Schwarzenberg - Annaberg-Buchholz

On the 26.7 m route through the idyllic upland areas of the Erzgebirge, you will find yourself on hilltops with great views and discover valleys spanned by huge bridges - the most of well-known of these being the Markersbach Viaduct. You can enjoy wonderful views on six weekends each year when travelling on the historical railcar, or the steam train belonging to Schwarzenberg Railway Museum.

Weißeritz Valley Railway


Germany's longest-serving light railway is running again from Freital-Hainsberg through the Rabenauer Grund and towards Dippoldiswalde. Barely six years after the August flood destroyed the majority of the route, the first train set off on 13th December 2008. A steam train now travels the route to eastern Erzgebirge six times per day.

Friedebach Middle Mill

This former corn and oil mill is situated on the hillside in the middle of Friedebach and is open to visitors. A linseed oven, a stamping press, a large water wheel and a thumb shaft with 6 pairs of stampers from the period before 1958 are on display, as the mills were still operational up to that point. The ceremonial opening of today's Agricultural and Milling Museum took place on 19.05.1997 (Whit Monday), in celebration of the German Day of Millers.