The KREATIV Project –

informing about World Heritage and making it even more interesting

KREATIV is a German acronym meaning "cultural regional development (emphasizing small and medium-sized companies) through more attractive tourism infrastructure and networking in the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System". With the help of the project it is intended to make the extensive UNESCO World Heritage Site more visible for locals and guests on various levels according to the "Educational Mission World Heritage" of UNESCO. Through a significant increase in the attractiveness and quality of the inter-regionally important tourism infrastructure, it is intended to open up the World Heritage Site in the Harz for sustainable cultural tourism. The measures thereby make a positive contribution to regional development and strengthening of the small and medium-sized businesses in the region.

Within the framework of the EU-EFRE "Guidelines for the allocation of funds for increasing the competitiveness of small and medium-sized businesses through touristic measures" the Foundation for World Heritage in the Harz has received project funds for

  • the modular, content-related equipping of three decentralized World Heritage Information Centres in the districts of Goslar and Göttingen
  • the realization of a mobile World Heritage Information Centre (Container solution/Promo-Cube)
  • the installation of signposting to draw attention to, and make visible, the World Heritage locations
  • the installation of two World Heritage Insight Walks for the development of particular areas

from the NBank and the local government partners District of Goslar, District of Göttingen, Town of Goslar, Mining and University Town Clausthal-Zellerfeld as well as the cultural foundation "Stiftung Braunschweigischer Kulturbesitz". The Alliance for the Region supports the project with personnel.


The project is funded by EU-EFRE funds


World Heritage in the Harz

World culture up close

In the former mine at the Rammelsberg you will get unique insights into the long history of mining. In the historic installations both above and below ground you will find out about 1000 years of uninterrupted ore mining.

On the Move

Hiking, cycling, motorized tours or guided visits – there are many ways to explore the UNESCO World Heritage in the Harz.

On our website you will find numerous suggestions for your tour of discovery – be inspired by the cultural diversity and the breathtaking landscapes of this unique mining region…


An overview of what the World Heritage has to offer

This information brochure will take you on your first journey of discovery through the UNESCO World Heritage in the Harz. Have fun browsing.