The aims of the Foundation –

with great commitment to the World Heritage in the Harz!

The Foundation Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System, in short: Foundation for UNESCO World Heritage in the Harz, has the following tasks according to its constitution:

  • Participation in the preservation and presentation of the UNESCO World Heritage in the Harz
  • Coordination and performance of measures for the preservation and presentation of the UNESCO World Heritage in the Harz 
  • Advocacy for the protection and preservation of historic monuments as components of the UNESCO World Heritage in the Harz 
  • Support for the museums and other locations of the UNESCO World Heritage in the Harz that are used for museum purposes as well as other components and other
  • facilities serving the purpose of the foundation in order to bundle all synergetic forces. The foundation can thereby operate the facilities necessary for the fulfilment of these tasks. 
  • Presentation of the region as one of the most important historic cultural landscapes of Europe with exceptional qualities in the areas of culture
  • and nature for a sustainable and visitor-orientated presentation that does justice to the high value of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Harz
  • Creation and operation of World Heritage Information Centres
  • Scientific assessment of the World Heritage
  • Realization of cultural events 
  • Cooperation with national and international partners in the field of culture and science


For all visitor questions please contact the respective World Heritage museum or facility directly. You can find the contact details on the page for the respective location. For all other inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the foundation.

Stiftung UNESCO-Welterbe im Harz
Bergtal 19
38640 Goslar
Tel: +49 5321-750114
Fax: +49 5321-750130


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