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In the 19th century the Erzgebirge mountains were a centre for lace making.
In the 19th century the Erzgebirge mountains were a centre for lace making.

The Ore Mountains (German Erzgebirge, Czech Krušné hory) are a mountain range in Germany and the Czech Republic. They form the border between both countries for 150 km, extending from the western border of Saxony to the Elbe river. Download high resolution version (1492x614, 441 KB)Needle Lace borders from Erzgebirge mountains Germany 1884 in the Victoria and Albert Museum Photograph © Andrew Dunn, 3 December 2004. ... Download high resolution version (1492x614, 441 KB)Needle Lace borders from Erzgebirge mountains Germany 1884 in the Victoria and Albert Museum Photograph © Andrew Dunn, 3 December 2004. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... White lace is often used in collars and other fabric borders. ... The most general definition of a mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands. ... With an area of 18,413 km² and a population of 4. ... The Elbe River (Czech Labe listen â–¶(?), Sorbian/Lusatian Łobjo, Polish Łaba, German Elbe, Hungarian Elba) is one of the major waterways of central Europe. ...


The western portions of the Ore Mountains have the highest peaks. The Klínovec (1244 m) on the Czech side and the Fichtelberg (1214 m) on the German side are the highest mountains of this range. In the west the Ore Mountains are continued by the much lower Bavarian Fichtelgebirge. In the east the Elbe Sandstone Mountains on both banks of the Elbe river may be regarded as the easternmost extension of the Ore Mountains. East the Elbe, the mountain chain continues as the Lusatian Mountains. The Ore Mountains are gently sloping away to the north, where the cities of Zwickau and Chemnitz are located on the foothills, but the southern incline is extremely steep. View of Klinovec from Fichtelberg. ... The Free State of Bavaria  (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... The Fichtelgebirge is a mountain range in northeastern Bavaria, Germany. ... Rocks at Elbe Sandstone Mountains The Elbe Sandstone Mountains (German Elbsandsteingebirge, Czech Labské pískovce) is a mountain range. ... Lusatian Mountains (Zittauer Gebirge in German, Lužické hory in Czech), is a mountain range of Europe, on the border of Germany and the Czech Republic, east of the Elbe River, a continuation of the Erzgebirge west of the Elbe. ... Zwickau is a city of Germany, in the Bundesland Saxony (Sachsen), situated in a valley at the foot of the Erzgebirge, on the left bank of the Zwickauer Mulde, 130 km (82 miles) southwest of Dresden, south of Leipzig and south west of Chemnitz. ... Chemnitz (Sorbian/Lusatian Kamjenica, formerly called Karl-Marx-Stadt) is a city in Saxony, Germany. ...


The Ore Mountains were virtually unsettled during the Middle Ages and covered with dense forests. In the 15th century the discovery of silver and tin deposits led to the settlement of the mountains and the foundation of cities. The name is derived from the richness in mineral resources. Segmented Erz-gebirge, the name takes Erz- from the Tuscan city Arezzo, which produced such fine metal that its name became the German word for metal. Gebirge are "mountains." Today the mountains are also a popular winter sports resort. The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Atomic mass 107. ... General Name, Symbol, Number tin, Sn, 50 Chemical series poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 5, p Appearance silvery lustrous gray Atomic mass 118. ... Church of Santa Maria della Pieve Arezzo is an old city in central Italy, capital of the province of the same name, located in Tuscany. ...


The Ore Mountains are famous for many Christmas traditions. During the decline of silver and tin deposits, former miners had to look for new ways to feed their families. Besides lace making and woving, they went into wood carving. Nutcrackers, Smoking Men, Pyramids (karoussells with figures of the Christmas story or from mining) and Schwibbogen (wooden arcs with candles in the windows, symbolising the opening of a mine) are just some of many Christmas items of the Ore Mountains. Seiffen in the East Ore Mountains was a centre of wooden-toy industry. White lace is often used in collars and other fabric borders. ...


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Ore Mountains (198 words)
The Ore Mountains (German Erzgebirge, Czech Krušné hory) are a mountain range in Germany and the Czech Republic.
The Ore Mountains are gently sloping away to the north, where the cities of Zwickau and Chemnitz are located on the foothills, but the southern incline is extremely steep.
In the 15th century the discovery of silver and tin deposits led to the settlement of the mountains and the foundation of cities.
Ore Mountains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (363 words)
In the east, the Elbe Sandstone Mountains on both banks of the Elbe river may be regarded as the easternmost extension of the Ore Mountains.
East of the Elbe, the mountain chain continues as the Lusatian Mountains.
Seiffen in the East Ore Mountains is a centre of the wooden toy industry.
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