Saxony – Part 2

We didn’t stay in Dresden long though, as our destination was the small town of Freiberg, 30km away.

Walking around Freiberg

Walking around Freiberg

This pretty town made its fortune from its silver mines which had been in operation since the Middle Ages. The town’s university still has a school of mining operating.

Walking around Freiberg

Walking around Freiberg

Given its wealth, there was a lot of intricate decoration. The East Germans loved the town so much that they even restored the town to its full glory in the 1980s, when much of the country was neglected.

Walking around Freiberg

Walking around Freiberg

It was our first taste of Germany. More to come.

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