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


On the Move

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!