Historic Town of Goslar

The historic town of Goslar was listed into the World Cultural Heritage of The UNESCO in 1992 due to its special state of preservation with its more than 1500 half timbered houses from different periods. Numerous exciting tours (in German) on special topics as for example the Merchant Berthold or Monk Wilfred let revive medieval history.

The Rammelsberg mountain where ore was exploited for more than 1000 years, is one of the most outstanding industrial monuments of Europe and numbers among the UNESCO-World Cultural Heritage since 1992. The mines were closed in 1988 and turned into a museum and visitor’s mine.  Here you will get a unique insight into the history of mining from the beginning to (almost) nowadays time.

Kaiserpfalz and Entrance Hall of Cathedral

The majestic Kaiserpfalz, an imperial palace erected between 1040 and 1050 is a must for every Goslar visitor. More than 2000 years German history was written here during the many imperial reunions and court days. Almost at the same time Heinrich III. had the collegiate church St. Simon and Judas built at the foot of the hill opposite to the imperial palace.

In 1820 the church, fallen in a state of dilapidation, was torn down, only the entry hall directed to town was left over. In the Kaiserpfalz numerous concerts and top class events take place as for example the awarding of the art prize Kaiserring.

The Huldigungssaal in Goslar town hall was built from 1505 and1520 as reunion room for the Goslar councillors. It is a unique treasure of late Gothic art, every individual painting is an artefact of high quality, integrating into a great overall impression. You may experience this Hall of Homage in an originally reconstructed replica, in which the visitors take place on the benches of the honourable councillors.

The ten ore stones – each one stands for a century of close connection between mining and the city of Goslar bridging the gap between former times and today. Every stone distributed in town bears the hand print of a miner being a metaphor for the miners’ work.