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Sankt Andreasberg Observatory

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  • Sankt Andreasberg

The highest observatory in Northern Germany was built in the mountain town of Sankt Andreasberg in the Upper Harz Mountains.

In 2014, a very special observatory was opened in Sankt Andreasberg in the Upper Harz Mountains: the Sternwarte Sankt Andreasberg. The project is supported and financed by the non-profit association Sternwarte Sankt Andreasberg e.V. The aim is to make the sky accessible to all people - young and old, disabled and non-disabled - and to impart astronomical knowledge.
The grounds of the observatory at the Internationales Haus Sonnenberg offer excellent viewing conditions and low turbidity air at an altitude of 710 m above sea level.
The observatory's special features are for everyone: Experience nature, culture and science without barriers.
  1. Highest observatory in Northern Germany (710m)
  2. We have one of the 6 best night skies in Germany (according to the Bundesamt for Naturschutz).
  3. First completely wheelchair accessible observatory in Germany (first stage implemented)
  4. Awarded two education prizes
  5. Our second related project: The certification of the region around the observatory as one of the 60 worldwide star parks, because only this region in Northern Germany has this unique night sky.
  6. The Sternwarte St. Andreasberg is one of the BEST IN THE HARZ in the category NATUR PUR.
  7. The observatory is especially designed for astro-tourists and as a meeting point for amateur astronomers.
  8. We offer five pillars with power supply, on which your own telescopes can be mounted, lectures, workshops, planetarium projection, exhibition of models of celestial bodies and the arrangement of overnight accommodation.

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Sternwarte Sankt Andreasberg e. V.

Clausthaler Str. 11

37444 Sankt Andreasberg


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