GOSLAR tourist attractions

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Goslar is a historic city at the foot of the Harz Mountains, which boasts a well-preserved Romanesque-Gothic old town that has been inscribed on the UNESCO list.

The history of the city dates back to the 10th century, when Emperor Henry I founded his stronghold here. Initially, it was primarily a mining settlement that used ores mined in the Harz Mountains. Thanks to this, the town got rich quickly and soon received city rights. At the turn of the 10th and 11th centuries a Romanesque Royal Palace was erected here, which is currently one of the most important buildings of this period in all of Germany.

The period of the greatest development of Goslar was in the Middle Ages, when the local mines and smelters were in full swing. Its decline began with the depletion of deposits and the development of overseas trade as a result of great geographical discoveries.

The Old Town in Goslar is centered around the Market Square. There is a magnificent Town Hall, whose greatest attraction is the 15th century Hall of Homage, one of the most beautiful secular medieval interiors in Germany. An interesting building, however, is the church built in the 12th century in the Goslar square, representing the transition style between Romanism and Gothic.

The great development of Goslar in the Middle Ages would not have been possible without deposits of silver and lead ores. They were mined, among others at the Rammelsberg Mine, which remains the only mine in the world operating for more than 1000 years. In its historic part there is an underground route and a museum dedicated to the city's mining traditions. In turn, the products of local craftsmen can be seen in the Museum of Tin Goslar Figures.

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