The KREATIV Project –

informing about World Heritage and making it even more interesting



KREATIV - that stands for "Culture Regional development through attractiveness, tourist infrastructure and networking in the UNESCO World Heritage Site »Rammelsberg Mine, Old Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management«.

In the period from 2017 to 2023, the project made the large-scale UNESCO World Heritage site more visible to locals and guests and more accessible on various levels in accordance with UNESCO's "World Heritage Educational Mission". The aim was to open up the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Harz Mountains for sustainable cultural tourism use by significantly increasing the attractiveness and improving the quality of the supra-regionally important tourist infrastructure.
As part of the EU ERDF "Guideline on the granting of grants to increase the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through tourism measures", the World Heritage Foundation in the Harz Mountains had project funds for
• the modular, content-related equipment for three decentralized World Heritage information centers in Goslar (2022), Clausthal-Zellerfeld (2022) and Walkenried (2020)
• the implementation of a mobile world heritage info box (2019) (container solution/promo cube)
• the installation of six World Heritage information signs and tourist signs as references to and to make the World Heritage sites visible (2023)
• the establishment of the two World Heritage discovery trails “Ideas and Innovations” (2016) in Clausthal-Zellerfeld and “Hydropower – then and now” (2021) in Sankt Andreasberg to develop the area

received from the NBank and the municipal partners in the district of Goslar, the district of Göttingen, the city of Goslar, the mining and university town of Clausthal-Zellerfeld and the Braunschweig Cultural Heritage Foundation. The Alliance for the Region supported the project with personnel.



The project is funded by EU-EFRE funds


On the Move
Hiking in the upper harz water management system © Foundation World Heritage in the Harz Mountains, Photo: Sobotta

Your personal tour through the World Heritage

Hiking or cycling, motorized or guided tours – there are many ways to explore the UNESCO World Heritage in the Harz. Be inspired by the wide range of offers.


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.


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!