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The World Heritage information centers - your ideal introduction to the UNESCO World Heritage in the Harz Mountains

The information centers for the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Rammelsberg Mine, Old Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management" are open for you at the Walkenried and Goslar locations. In an exciting exhibition, you can find out more about the World Heritage theme free of charge at stations that are partly interactive.

The low-barrier information centers serve as an overview of the UNESCO World Heritage and form the prelude to the original sites in the World Heritage in the Harz Mountains. At the respective locations, they mainly take on the function of “spotlights” for the places in the immediate vicinity and convey their special features. At the Walkenried location, these more closely examined places are the Cistercian Museum Walkenried Monastery, the Samson Pit in Sankt Andreasberg or the Oderteich of the Upper Harz Water Management in the middle of the Harz National Park. The Goslar location illuminates the Rammelsberg World Heritage Site and the old town of Goslar.

The importance of UNESCO World Heritage sites for the entire world community is also presented - World Heritage belongs to everyone and connects people across borders.

 

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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Another World Heritage information center

After the World Heritage Info Center in Walkenried, the World Heritage Info Center in the Old Town Hall in Goslar was added in April 2022. Another world heritage information center will be set up at the Clausthal-Zellerfeld site (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.

 

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CONTACT

Stiftung UNESCO-Welterbe im Harz
Bergtal 19  
38640 Goslar
Phone: +49 5321 - 750 114
Fax: +49 5321-750 130
info@welterbeimharz.de

 

 

 

CURRENT INFORMATION

Mouth and nose masks – All guests and staff are to wear mouth and nose masks. Children under 6 years are exempt.

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.

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!

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.

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