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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

A legacy of superlatives was the foundation of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention on the 16th November 1972.

  • Marktplatz Goslar
  • Lutherstadt-Eisleben
  • Stiftskirche St. Servatii in Quedlinburg (Foto: Jürgen Meusel)
  • Pfauenteiche (Foto: Harzwasserwerke)

Over 900 cultural and natural heritage sites around the world are listed as places of "exceptional importance" and have become part of the "heritage of all mankind." The Convention is a global declaration of peace, whose main objectives are to maintain the tradition of protecting and securing prominent places in the history of mankind and the world. To date more than 187 countries have accepted this agreement.

UNESCO World Heritage cultural sites are only admitted when they meet the criteria as "masterpieces of human creativity", "unique", "authentic" and off "outstanding universal value." It speaks off the Harz that three exceptional World Heritage Sites can be found within these mountains.

They exemplify the different facets of this amazing region: romantic little towns, mysterious mines, spiritual places and legendary mountains. Use the navigation on the left; to discover more comprehensive information about these three World Heritage Sites.

Rammelsberg mine, Goslar old town and the Upper Harz Water Management System

Rammelsberg mine, Goslar old town and the Upper Harz Water Management System

Together with the imperial city of Goslar, the Upper Harz Water Management and the Rammelsberg mine, they present a fascinating triumvirate of technological and cultural history.

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Quedlinburg Old Town

Quedlinburg Old Town

The 1000 year old town of Quedlinburg is located on the North Eastern edge of the Harz Mountains. The narrow streets with over 1300 half-timbered framed houses, villas from the Gründerzeit and Art Nouveau period and buildings with their Romanesque architecture, reveal a valuable insight into many centuries of culture and history.

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Lutherstadt Eisleben

Lutherstadt Eisleben

Discover the birthplace and gain an insight into the background and early stages of the life of Martin Luther, the Protestant Reformer who was born in Lutherstadt Eisleben in 1483.

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More historical sites in Lower Saxony and Saxony Anhalt

More historical sites in Lower Saxony and Saxony Anhalt

Fagus-Werk, Bauhaus Dessau, Gartenreich Dessau-Wörlitz, St. Michaelis, Mariendom and Domschatz in Hildesheim and Luthergedenkstätten in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

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