Freiberger is located in the Central German Region covering 3 federal states: Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. This region has been an advanced civilization for many centuries.
It is the place of origin of the Sky Disk of Nebra, the oldest known visual representation of the cosmos in human society. Since then major economic, social and cultural trends started in this area which characterize our history. In the 10th century King Otto the Great started from here his campaign to unify all German tribes to a kingdom. In 962 he founded the Holy Roman Empire which was a multi-ethnic union of territories in Central Europe existing until 1806. This region is also regarded as the cradle of Reformation which was initiated in 1517 by Martin Luther when he posted his ninety five theses. Central Germany is also the home of Weimar Classicism (1772-1805), a cultural movement with an enduring literary and scholarly influence and Goethe and Schiller as the 2 main exponents. Among the famous musicians who lived and worked in Central Germany are Bach, Händel and Wagner. Between 1919 and 1933, the protagonists of the famous Bauhaus movement such as Gropius, Kadinsky, Klee, Mies van der Rohe and Fininger, revolutionized architecture, design and art all over the world.
Owing to its central location and outstanding infrastructure, Central Germany is nowadays the economically strongest industrial region in East Germany and the gateway to Eastern Europe.