Die Welterbe-Infozentren - Ihr idealer Einstieg ins UNESCO-Welterbe im Harz

Die Infozentren zum UNESCO-Welterbe „Bergwerk Rammelsberg, Altstadt von Goslar und Oberharzer Wasserwirtschaft“ sind für Sie an den Standorten Walkenried, Goslar und Clausthal-Zellerfeld geöffnet. In einer spannenden Ausstellung können Sie sich kostenfrei an zum Teil interaktiven Stationen über das Thema Welterbe informieren.

Die barrierearmen Infozentren dienen als Überblick über das UNESCO-Welterbe und bilden den Auftakt zu den Originalschauplätzen im Welterbe im Harz. An den jeweiligen Standorten übernehmen sie vor allem die Funktion als „Scheinwerfer“ für die Orte in direkter Nähe und vermitteln deren Besonderheiten. Am Standort Walkenried sind diese näher beleuchteten Orte das ZisterzienserMuseum Kloster Walkenried, die Grube Samson in Sankt Andreasberg oder der Oderteich der Oberharzer Wasserwirtschaft mitten im Nationalpark Harz. Der Standort Goslar beleuchtet das Weltkulturerbe Rammelsberg und die Altstadt von Goslar. In Clausthal-Zellerfeld sind das Oberharzer Bergwerksmuseum und die Oberharzer Wasserwirtschaft eins von vielen Themen.

Auch wird die Bedeutung von UNESCO-Welterbestätten für die gesamte Weltgemeinschaft dargestellt – Welterbe gehört allen und verbindet Menschen grenzüberschreitend miteinander.

Explore the Word Heritage Information Center Walkenried right now in the video above!

3D model, video projection and media terminal

At the heart of each World Heritage Information Center is a 3D landscape model with video projections that clearly illustrate the process of change that has taken place in the 3000-year-old cultural landscape of the West Harz. The interrelationship between man, nature and technology is put into context in terms of time and content. The film offers guests a unique possibility to gain a bird's eye view of the entire World Heritage in the Harz and its underground dimensions, and also to get to know its impressive history.

At a media terminal visitors can inform themselves in detail about everything that is offered and all events in the World Heritage Site. They can then leave the World Heritage Information Centre with an individually compiled itinerary and information, and then explore the World Heritage directly on location.

The World Heritage Information Center in Walkenried

The Walkenrieder World Heritage Information Center is located in a representative building from the 19th century.

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3D landscape model with video projection in the Walkenried World Heritage Info Center

Highlight in the World Heritage Information Center:
the 3D landscape model with video projection ...

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 The 3D landscape model in the World Heritage Info Center Walkenried

... bundles the centuries-long interplay of nature, culture and technology.

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 Interactive information display in the Walkenried World Heritage Info Center

Interactive information display in the Walkenried World Heritage Info Center

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 Exhibition in the World Heritage Info Center Walkenried

Exhibition in the World Heritage Info Center Walkenried

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Entry WEIZ Goslar

The Goslar World Heritage Information Center begins with the illustration that world heritage is there for all of mankind.

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 Media station 3D model

Media station 3D model of the history of mining in the Harz mountains

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Media station card game

A fun game to learn more about the different world heritage sites.

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 Signpost World Heritage Info Center Goslar

Signpost World Heritage Info Center Goslar

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After the World Heritage Info Center in June 2022 in Walkenried, the World Heritage Info Center in the Old Town Hall in Goslar was added in April 2022. Another world heritage information centre opened at the Clausthal-Zellerfeld site on the 18. Sepembre 2022. They are important infrastructure measures for tourism and, in addition to developing and communicating the world heritage sites, contribute to better networking of the existing offers in the world heritage.




Stiftung UNESCO-Welterbe im Harz
Bergtal 19  
38640 Goslar
Phone: +49 5321 - 750 114
Fax: +49 5321-750 130





Symptoms – All guests and staff with cold symptoms and/or a currently tested Covid-19 illness should stay at home and recover.

Hand disinfection – Disinfectant dispensers are available at all important positions. Please use these at the respective location.

Keep your distance – All guests and staff must keep a distance of 1.5 metres between each other. Persons from the same household are exempt.

Signs – And finally: you do not need to learn these rules now; there are signs at all important points telling you the measures that need to be observed.


Rammesberg Mine

Experience the place where mining in the Harz first started.

In the museum buildings and in the mine installations above and below ground you will gain unique insights into more than 1000 years of history of the ore mining at the Rammelsberg.

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.


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!

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.