The little town is situated at the foot of the Lusatian Mountains. It was established in the 16th century as a mining village, and until the mid-19th century its inhabitants made their living primarily by silver, copper, lead and tin mining.
The valuable monuments include Holy Trinity Church rebuilt in the New-Gothic style, and two-floor town houses with decorated portals. On Cross Hill (Křížová hora), which rises South of the town, is the Holy Cross Elevation Church with a Rococo-style Calvary. The former parish house now hosts the mining museum, whose offer also includes the a tour of St. John the Evangelist Mine and the Milířka Valley nature trail. The town is the starting point of trips to the lookout tower on Jedlová Hill and to the ruin of Tolštejn Castle.
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