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World Heritage Information Center Walkenried –

Your ideal introduction to the World Heritage in the Harz

The first of three Information Centers on the UNESCO World Heritage "Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System" has opened for you in Walkenried. You can inform yourself free of charge about the theme of World Heritage in a fascinating exhibition. Many of the exhibits are interactive.

The low-barrier Information Centres provide an overview of the UNESCO World Heritage and serve as a starting point for exploring the original settings of the World Heritage in the Harz. At the respective locations they provide the function of a "spotlight" for the places nearby and explain their special features. At Walkenried, the places that are covered in more detail are the Cistercian Museum Walkenried Monastery, Samson Mine in Sankt Andreasberg and the Oderteich storage pond of the Upper Harz Water Management System in the middle of the Harz National Park.

The importance of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for the entire world community is also presented – World Heritage belongs to everybody and connects people with each other across all 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 Centre Walkenried is located in an impressive building from the 19th century.

The World Heritage Information Centre Walkenried is located in an impressive building from the 19th century.

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A highlight of the World Heritage Information Centre Walkenried: the 3-D landscape model with a video projection.

A highlight of the World Heritage Information Centre Walkenried: the 3-D landscape model with a video projection.

© Stefan Sobotta

... concentrates the ensemble playing over centuries from nature, culture and technology.

... concentrates the ensemble playing over centuries from nature, culture and technology.

© Stefan Sobotta

Interactive information display at the World Heritage Information Centre Walkenried

Interactive information display at the World Heritage Information Centre Walkenried

© Stefan Sobotta

Exhibition at the World Heritage Information Centre Walkenried

Exhibition at the World Heritage Information Centre Walkenried

© Stefan Sobotta

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

 

LOCATION

World Heritage Information Center Walkenried
Steinweg 4  
37445 Walkenried

 

GUIDED TOURS – INQUIRIES

Tel. +49 5525 - 9599064
info@kloster-walkenried.de

 

OPENING TIMES

Open Tu-Su and public holidays
10:00 - 17:00
and 31st Dec. 10:00 -15:00  
Closed on Mondays and 24th Dec.

Entry is free. The historic building is low-barrier.

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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