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Imperial city and UNESCO World Heritage Site

The thousand- year old town of Goslar is situated on the northern edge of the Harz Mountains, and with its historic charm, cultural treasures and the beautiful inner town is a popular destination for cultural and individual travellers.

In 1992, the old town of Goslar and the Rammelsberg Ore Mine were declared UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Rammelsberg Mine is the only mine in the world that has been in continuously operation for over a thousand years. Today, the museum welcomes visitors and guests with various mine tours and a calendar of events. Since 2010, the Upper Harz Water Management, as one of the world's largest pre-industrial energy supply systems, has been added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

On the market square, high up in the gable of the house at Markt 6, an imposing carillon tells the story of Rammelsberg mining, from its discovery by the Knight Ramm to modern times, four times a day with the help of figures and bells.

No less worth seeing is the Imperial Palace, built between 1040 and 1050 under Henry III, with its extensive exhibition on the history of the wandering emperors. The imperial palace is a unique monument to secular architecture and houses the heart of Emperor Heinrich III, who died in 1056, under a tomb slab in the adjoining palace chapel.

A large selection of museums can be found in Goslar; like the Mönchehaus Museum for Modern Art, the Zwinger Museum of the late Middle Ages, plus many examples of public art are just a selection of the cultural offerings of Goslar.

The churches and chapels, Goslar's fortifications and the Guild Houses invite you to a journey into the past.

In winter, discover the beautiful and romantic Goslar Christmas Market Forest with a sprinkle of snow.


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Tourist-Information Goslar

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