World Heritage Journeys in the European Union –

from the Harz to the USA and China

Since 13th September 2018, the World Heritage Site "Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System" has been part of an international multimedia campaign together with other well-known European UNESCO World Heritage Sites. "World Heritage Journeys in the European Union" is the name of the project that UNESCO has implemented together with the media partner National Geographic Travel and the respective World Heritage Sites. The campaign, which is supported by the European Commission, is aimed at guests from the USA and China.

Of the 350 World Heritage Sites in the European Union, 34 were selected for the campaign. Five of these are in Germany: the Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier, the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen, the Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin, the Upper Middle Rhine Valley as well as the World Heritage Site Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System.

Because of its underground components, the World Heritage in the Harz is part of the category "Underground" along with other underground locations such as the wine cellars in the Champagne region and former mines in Sweden, Poland, Hungary, France and Belgium. In addition to the theme "Underground", the journey through the European World Heritage also covers the themes "Ancient", "Romantic" and "Royal".


Detailed information on this project can be found at

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.