Schwarzenberg

Schwarzenberg

Schwarzenberg is a large district in the Saxon Erzgebirge. In the 12th century created as a fortress to protect a trade route, the small mountain town became the center of his government and of the same name later Office Schwarzenberg. By the end of the GDR, the city developed into the most important washing machine production base in Eastern Europe. Schwarzenberg was nationally known in 1984 by Stefan Heym's novel, which in several weeks unoccupied city plays in the postwar period. With about 17,500 residents Schwarzenberg is now home to mid-sized companies and developed as the pearl of the Ore Mountains and member of the Cities Silberberg tourism.

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