Euroregion Elbe/Labe

History and Culture

The area of Euroregion Elbe/Labe is an old cultural landscape. It's been formed especially by centuries of mining in the Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge) and the colonisation of the border regions of the Bohemian kingdom by German settlers, called by king Charles IV., in the 15th century as well as their eviction after World War II.