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City of roses & mining town

Sangerhausen is over 1000 years old, lies in a scenic location on the mountain slopes of the southern Harz Mountains, which form the northern end of the Golden Aue.

Sangerhausen's historic old town is home to the Göpenstraße, the Kornmarkt, the Renaissance town hall, the patrician houses and the late Gothic Jacobi Church. The town's oldest building, the Ulrich Church, which is part of the scenic route 'Romanesque Road', is one of the most important sacred buildings in the entire Harz and Kyffhäuser region.

The Europa-Rosarium is a muncipial rose garden with the largest collection of roses in the world. Covering an area of 13 hectares, the unique park presents over 8,600 rose varieties and species in their impressive diversity and beauty. In addition to beautiful wild and bedding roses, as well as park and climbing rose pyramids, the park also features attractions such as the "Black Rose" and the "Green Rose". Around 320 different woody plants frame the rose collection and make the Rosarium an important arboretum.

The Spengler Museum, the regional museum of Sangerhausen and the surrounding area, offers visitors a special cultural experience with interesting and valuable exhibits, texts and pictures on geology, natural history, the Ice Age, prehistory and early history as well as the local history of Sangerhausen. The showpiece of the exhibition is the skeleton of the steppe elephant from Edersleben.

The Röhrigschacht mining experience centre in Wettelrode is another attraction in Sangerhausen. After a cable ride over the original shaft hoisting system, the visitor is shown how copper ore is mined in the exhibition mine at a depth of 283 metres after a ride on the mine train. Above ground, the museum and a mining nature trail explain the old mining industry up to modern times with the help of various exhibits.

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