the lively mountain town
The health resort of Clausthal-Zellerfeld is the only university town in the Harz Mountains and is 535 to 600 meters above sea level, on a plateau between Goslar and Altenau in the Upper Harz. Clausthal-Zellerfeld combines the tradition of a mountain town with the attractions of a university town, creating a wonderful combination of tradition and modernity.
Clausthal-Zellerfeld is a popular holiday destination for nature lovers and sports enthusiasts due to the fascinating mountain landscape, flowering meadows, green forests and crystal clear mountain waters in more than 60 ponds, ditches and streams, which form part of the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Harz Water Management.
With a well-marked network of hiking trails, access to the mountain-bike trails of the Volksbank Arena Harz, plus several Nordic Walking routes and the opportunity for fishing or swimming in some of the mountain lakes, Clausthal-Zellerfeld has something for everybody.
Many unique buildings plus the historic town centre are well preserved to this day. The large Market Square, St. Salvatoris Church, old miners- houses, in wide leafy streets testify to the importance of this former mining town.
A comprehensive overview of this important mining history can be discovered in the Upper Harz Mining Museum, the monument of historical technology Kaiser Wilhelm shaft II and the above-ground facilities of the Ottiliae-Pit, plus the GeoMuseum at the Technical University of Clausthal.
Other attractions in Clausthal Zellerfeld include one of the largest wooden churches in the world, Market Church of the Holy Spirit, plus the Crafts Man Yard (Kunsthandwerkerhof), where you can see glass blowing and the former Old Minting House.
In winter, the snow-covered town awaits its visitors with well groomed network of ski trails, a small ski slope, Zellerfelder, which is ideal for alpine skiing and sledging.