“In the footsteps of a passionate collector” –
the collections of Dr. Erika Pohl-Ströher working together

Four special exhibitions in the Ore Mountains trace their roots back to one individual collector: Dr. Erika Pohl-Ströher. These are the terra mineralia mineral exhibition, the Mineralogical Collection Germany at the Krügerhaus (both permanent exhibitions of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg), the Factory of Dreams in Annaberg-Buchholz and the Pohl-Ströher Depository in Gelenau. They all feature displays containing items from this passionate collector from the Ore Mountains. Whilst each of the four institutions has a different emphasis, their common collector and donor is a good reason to begin working together more closely. As partners, they want to show visitors the size, variety and beauty of the different exhibitions.

Visitors to the four exhibitions benefit from the partnership: on presentation of an entrance ticket from any one of the institutions you will pay a reduced price at the other exhibitions. There is no deadline for claiming this reduction.

terra mineralia

TU Bergakademie Freiberg’s permanent exhibition is one of the largest and most beautiful mineral exhibitions in the world. 3,500 minerals, gemstones and meteorites are on show here in a modern exhibition in Freudenstein Castle. 

On production of a ticket from the other exhibitions, visitors will pay a reduced entrance fee: just €4 instead of €8; children, schoolchildren and students pay €3 instead of €4.

Mineralogical Collection Germany at the Krügerhaus

Unique and unusual treasures from German finds await their discoverers in the Krügerhaus. Visitors will experience the beauty and variety of minerals from across Germany.

On production of a ticket from Annaberg-Buchholz or Gelenau, visitors will pay a reduced entrance fee of €3 instead of €6; children, schoolchildren and students pay just €2.

The Factory of Dreams in Annaberg-Buchholz

This interactive museum presents the rich diversity of folk Christmas art from the Ore Mountains as well as locally-produced wooden toys. Visitors can save €1.50 here, paying just €5.50 instead of €7. Children save €0.50, paying €3.50 instead of €4.

Pohl-Ströher Depository in Gelenau

Twice a year, the doors are opened on this walk-in depository focussing on folk art and toys. Its exhibits invite you on a journey back to childhood.

At the Pohl-Ströher Depository in Gelenau visitors will save 5% on the price of an entrance ticket: instead of €5 adults will pay just €4.75 and children €3.80 instead of €4.