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Boží Dar

de: Gottesgab
bg: Божи дар ru: Божи-Дар

732a Boží Dar Boží Dar is situated at an elevation of 1028 m in the mountain range Krušné hory (Erzgebirge) and is Bohemia's highest-lying municipality. The town was founded in 1517 when rich deposits of tin and silver were found in the region. At that time the name was Wintersgrün. The name Gottesgab (Gotsgab, Gotsgaben) (in Czech: Boží Dar, 'godsend') was introduced when Elector Johann Friedrich I of Saxony granted it the status of a mining town in 1546. The status of a Royal mining town was granted by Emperor Rudolf II in 1580. Mining lost much of its importance for the town already in the 16th century. Since 1955 the region is used for summer and winter tourism. The mining region of Boží Dar is part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site Erzgebirge/Krušhoří (Ore Mountains) Mining Region, listed in 2019 and including, on the Czech side, the Krupka Mining Cultural Landscape, the Jáchymov Mining Landscape, the Abertamy – Boží Dar – Horní Blatná Mining Landscape, the Mining Landscape at the peak of Medník, and the Red Tower of Death in Vykmanov. (see also list of other UNESCO heritage sites depicted on glasses of this collection)

The two pictures on the glass show buildings of two mountains in the vicinity of Boží Dar:

The mountain Klínovec (Keilberg) (1244 m) [left], 3.5 km southeast of Boží Dar, offers a splendid view over the region. The look-out tower depicted on the glass was named after Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria.

The back side the glass shows the mountain Fichtelberg near Oberwiesenthal in Germany.

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