Cultural treasures in the Harz Mountains

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Monastery Walkenried in the Harz
© Harzer Tourismusverband e.V.

Monastery Walkenried in the Harz

There’s a wealth of history to be experienced in the region’s countless historical buildings, castles and palaces and around the narrow alleys and half-timbered houses of the charming little towns. The miners of bygone times have left behind breathtaking monuments that visitors can enjoy today, bearing witness both to their backbreaking work and to the genius of their inventions. UNESCO has included three of the historic Harz locations in its list of world heritage sites. The first two of these are the Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg and the medieval town centre of Quedlinburg. The third site is a fascinating triumvirate consisting of the Rammelsberg Mining Museum, the only mine in the world with an uninterrupted history of ore mining going back over 1000 years, the old imperial town of Goslar and the Upper Harz Water Management System, the world’s biggest and most important pre-industrial energy supply system.


Harzer Tourismusverband e.V.

Marktstraße 45, 38640 Goslar

Phone: +49 (0) 5321 / 34040
Fax: +49 (0) 5321 / 340466


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