Explore the World beneath the surface: Inauguration of a media station at MiBERZ
The medieval mines of Dippoldiswalde are part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage “Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří” symbolizing the oldest legacies of mining activities in Saxony. As they can no longer be visited by the public, modern technologies are used to allow nevertheless their exploration. The first two items of the digital information system of the World Heritage sites have been inaugurated on 19 November 2019 at Dippoldiswalde’s MiBERZ museum.
Visitors can now use a VR headset and controller to mine silver as if they were revisiting a medieval mine. The virtual world has been created within the Interreg Central Europe project “VirtualArch“. Using one’s own smartphone or on a rentable tablet further information can be retrieved. Among the first visitors were students of Dippolidiswalde’s higher school who were surprised about the possibility to experiment their town’s hidden past.