Vibrant 1000 year-old Harz region history

The ancient city of Goslar with its historic fl air and cultural treasures is surrounded by a beautiful landscape and is ideally located right in front of the Harz Mountains.

The former Free Imperial Town of Goslar has an over-1000-year history. Probably the discovery of silver and copper ore deposits induced the Saxon and Salic emperors to establish their largest and most secure palatinate here in the 11th century. For centuries it was the favoured seat of government in northern Germany and at the same time a centre of Christianity. The spires of the 47 churches, chapels and monasteries delineated the town’s unique silhouette. It was referred to as the “Rome of the North”.

Still today the view of the townscape with the steeples of the five large parish churches is impressive when viewed from the knoll upon which the Imperial Palace stands.

The Rammelsberg ore mine and the historic old city of Goslar were declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1992 that was expanded with the “Oberharzer Wasserwirtschaft” or Upper Harz water conservancy in 2010. An impressive award that turns Goslar’s testimonies of ore mining and the city’s history into one of Germany’s most valuable cultural monuments.

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Markt 7
38640 Goslar

Phone: +49 (0) 5321 / 78060
Fax: +49 (0) 5321 / 780644


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