The Historic Town of Goslar –

be enchanted by half-timbered houses and imperial architecture

Numerous tours of discovery with expert guides lead you through the Historic Town of Goslar. Below you´ll find a small selection.


A thousand steps through the historic town centre

Experience a guided tour around Goslar's historic centre. Be enchanted by romantic half-timbered buildings and imperial architecture in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

City Hall tour

Embark on a journey through different architectural styles and epochs. Marvel at the "starry sky" on the hallway of the town hall. The medieval town hall with assembly hall and meeting room was built between 1295 and 1326 and repeatedly rebuilt and expanded. In the 15th and 16th centuries in particular, the town hall complex was modernized and expanded as was typical of the time.

  • Hallway with starry sky
  • Senator Room
  • Barrel vault from the late 13th century

The tour starts daily at 11:30 a.m. / 2:00 p.m
Meeting point: Nagelkopf (at the historic town hall)
(Duration approx. 1 hour 15 minutes)
Limited number of participants. With a request for pre-registration.

And while you're already there, why not visit the World Heritage Information Centre.


Spaziergang am Nachmittag

Entdecken Sie malerische Fachwerkgassen und imposante Bauwerke bei einem Streifzug durch das UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe.

Termine: 29. März – Okt. und 27. Nov. – Dez.
               Montag – Samstag
               14:30 Uhr

Dauer: 1,5 Stunden
Treffpunkt: Tourist-Information (vor dem Atrium)­


Of water and ore – Goslar in flux

Along the waterways of the Gose and Abzucht you will find out about their interesting connections with mining and their influence on the development of the town. Drinking water supply and the use of water power are two important factors. You can take a look into the Lohmühle bark mill, where there is old and impressive technology to marvel at.

Imperial Town & Imperial Palace

A guided tour in the town with a visit to the inside of the monumental Imperial Palace. This exceptional example of secular architecture contains an extensive exhibition about itinerant courts as well as the history of the emperors and the palace.

Erkundungstour mit dem Welterbe-Shuttle

Mit dem Welterbeshuttle – der neuen Linie 809 - fahren Sie täglich im 30-Minuten Takt vom Welterbe-Infozentrum am Marktplatz zum Rammelsberg.

Doch Sie erleben nicht nur das Infozentrum und den Rammelsberg, sondern fahren entlang von 13 Stationen, von denen Sie sich das UNESCO-Welterbe erschließen können. Verkürzen Sie die Laufstrecke zwischen den Sehenswürdigkeiten und steigen Sie an 13 Haltestellen zu und aus, wann Sie möchten. 

Mit dem Harzer Urlaubsticket HATIX, dass Sie mit Ihrer Gästekarte erhalten, ist die Nutzung des Welterbeshuttles kostenfrei.



Mit dem Goslar-Audioguide die Stadt entdecken

Es stehen 26 Tracks zu den verschiedenen Sehenswürdigkeiten in Goslar zur Verfügung. Einfach auf ein Smartphone oder ein mobiles Endgerät runterladen und entdecken Sie die Stadt ganz nach Ihren Wünschen. 

Neben dem Bergmannshäuschen stehen noch weitere Ausflugsziele zur Auswahl. Eine komplette Liste der möglichen Audioguides finden Sie bei der Stadt Goslar



Tourist-Information der
GOSLAR marketing gmbh
Markt 1
38640 Goslar
Tel. +49 5321 780621
and +49 5321 780630

Get further information on guided tours.

World Heritage in the Harz

Cultural diversity amid breathtaking landscapes: the UNESCO World Heritage in the Harz

At the World Heritage Site Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System a wide range of museums and monuments await your visit. Discover this treasure of human history.

Rammesberg Mine

Experience the place where mining in the Harz first started.

In the museum buildings and in the mine installations above and below ground you will gain unique insights into more than 1000 years of history of the ore mining at the Rammelsberg.


Starting point for the original locations

The Information Centres of the World Heritage Site Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System inform you in fascinating exhibitions about the UNESCO World Heritage in the Harz and what it offers for tourists.


Today in the Middle Ages

Visit the oldest part of the UNESCO World Heritage in the Harz at the Cistercian Museum Walkenried Monastery. With its sensual and creative design within the Gothic monastery complex, it brings the Middle Ages to life.


Go on a journey of discovery by reading your way through the UNESCO World Heritage in the Harz

On 64 pages, the brochure will give you an overview of everything the UNESCO World Heritage in the Harz has to offer. Enjoy browsing through it!


Architecture & settlements, mining, changing landscapes, energy production

The interactions between people and ore have left many traces in the cultural landscape of the Harz. These can be divided among the four main themes that characterize the UNESCO World Heritage in the Harz.