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Historic Town of Goslar –

a fascinating mediaeval townscape


Goslar's thousand years of history have been shaped by mining. Still today, evidence of its economic and political importance can be seen everywhere in the historic town centre: the Imperial Palace (Kaiserpfalz), the historic Town Hall, the churches, the town defences, houses of wealthy individuals and guilds as well as more than 1500 half-timbered buildings from the 15th to 19th centuries await your visit. In 1992 the Historic Town of Goslar was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Directly in the historic town centre you can immerse yourself in the town's history at the Goslar Museum or discover the UNESCO World Heritage in the Harz "en miniature" at the Tin Figure Museum Goslar.

Goslar's market fountain with the bronze imperial eagle

Goslar's market fountain with the bronze imperial eagle

© Stefan Sobotta

The Historic Town of Goslar will impress you with more than 1500 half-timbered buildings from different eras.

The Historic Town of Goslar will impress you with more than 1500 half-timbered buildings from different eras.

© Stefan Sobotta

Goslar Museum provides information on the fascinating history of the town.

Goslar Museum provides
information on the fascinating
history of the town.

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Discover the Historic Town of Goslar on a guided tour!

Discover the Historic Town of Goslar on a guided tour!

© Stefan Sobotta

Evening in the Historic Town of Goslar

Evening in the Historic Town of Goslar

© Stefan Sobotta

Since 1992, the Historic Town of Goslar has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage together with the Rammelsberg Mine.

Since 1992, the Historic Town of Goslar has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage together with the Rammelsberg Mine.

© Stefan Sobotta

Goslar's market fountain from above

Goslar's market fountain from above

© Stefan Sobotta

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CONTACT

Tourist-Information der
GOSLAR marketing gmbh
Markt 1
38640 Goslar
Tel. +49 5321-780621 and
Tel. +49 5321-780630
stadtfuehrungen@goslar.de
www.goslar.de

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.

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.

Themes

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.

Recommendation

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.

Downloads

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!

Highlight

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.

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