Freiberg’s historic town centre with its impressive buildings has remained completely undestroyed over the past centuries and is now a listed building. Particularly worth seeing are the Obermarkt, which was laid out between 1211 and 1217, and the Untermarkt. The latter got its name from its location, which is about 10 metres lower than that of its “big brother”. A dominant eye-catcher in Freiberg’s old town is the late Gothic St. Mary’s Cathedral, which is considered one of the most important European cultural monuments of modern times. The former cathedral courtyard on the corner of “Am Dom” with Saxony’s oldest museum – the City and Mining Museum – is also worth a visit.