Oelsnitz / Erzgeb. [Œlsnɪts] is a town in the Ore Mountains in Saxony. The name Oelsnitz, originally a corridor or water name, is about 1,000 years old. He probably made as a guide name of Sorbs, who committed the then uninhabited Ore. Meaning Direct the name "City on Erlenbach" would. The addition "in the Ore Mountains" was first used in 1883 by the post office, to avoid confusion with the city of Oelsnitz in Vogtland. However, this addition is geographically incorrect as Oelsnitz is located in the Ore Mountain Basin. Aptly and correctly would be "Oelsnitz Erzgebirge on".