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World Heritage Information Centre Walkenried –

your ideal introduction to the World Heritage in the Harz

 
The first of three Information Centres 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 Centre Walkenried right now in the video above!
 

3D model, video projection and media terminal


At the heart of each World Heritage Information Centre 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

Further World Heritage Information Centres

 
Two further World Heritage Information Centres will be opened in Goslar (2021) and in Clausthal-Zellerfeld (2022). They are an important measure for the tourism infrastructure and, in addition to the development and presentation of the World Heritage Site, contribute to better networking of the existing World Heritage facilities.

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LOCATION

World Heritage Information Centre Walkenried
Steinweg 4  
37445 Walkenried

 

GUIDED TOURS – INQUIRIES

Tel. +49 5525 - 9599064
info(at)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.

 

Rammelsberg

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.

World Heritage in the Harz

A diverse World Heritage Site with numerous museum locations awaits your visit. And the Information Centre offers you the perfect introduction to the World Heritage Site Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System. Read more…

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…

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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.

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