Europe's diverse cultural heritage is an essential and indispensable component of both our common supraregional European and regional identity in Saxony. In our contribution to the "European Cultural Heritage Year 2018" we show the diverse local and regional evidence of the Saxon cultural landscape, our very individual pieces of the puzzle to the European culture.
Saxony's cultural landscapes have a great diversity and richness, in their landscape as well as in their monumental heritage. Here comes 1000 years of cultural history and landscape features together.
The land-scapes are very distinctive. Forest, ore-, mineral- and water-rich mountains, fertile foothills, lowlands, river valleys and heathland follow in close proximity. Due to the natural conditions, historically very different forms developed in the settlement and building structures. The impressive richness and high-quality character of the Saxon monuments is due, among other things, to a strong economic power, such as the early silver finds in the Erzgebirge or the textile industry in the Vogtland. Under the heading "Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter - Europe's Cultural Heritage in Saxony in the Change of the Seasons", we organize four regional conferences and address broad circles of society. The meeting places Nebelschütz, Plauen, Meißen and Annaberg-Buchholz stand for the landscapes, which are illuminated by lectures, cultural contributions and excursions. In an exchange with the participants, we want to clarify the needs for preservation, protection and development, also in the sense of a European cultural heritage. The lectures will be published.
24.3.18 | Eastern – Region Oberlausitz – Nebelschütz
16.6.18 | Industrial Heritage – Region Vogtland – Plauen
29.9.18 | Viticulture – Region Mittelsachsen – Meißen
3.11.18 | Mining – Region of the Erzgebirge – Annaberg-Buchholz