Goslar is a medieval town in Lower
Saxony and serves as a regional hub to the wider Harz area. It
lies at the foot of the Harz Mountains
(highest elevation 3,744 feet). Goslar is situated
some 150 Miles West of Berlin.
The nearest cites are Brunswick, Hanover, and Magdeburg.
Actually Goslar is much older than the German
and thus worth a visit. If you are a more spiritually minded traveller
interested in history, outdoor pursuits - most notably rambling -, tranquility
and nature, then Goslar
is just the right spot for you. With the onset of the Reformation in 1517 AD Goslar has escaped the interest of the emporer, and its
riches declined so that Goethe, Germany's
national polymath, writes in 1777 during his visit to Goslar:
"Imperial City, which rots 'inside' and 'with' its
privileges!" This might be a reason why the Rammelsberg Mine and Town have
been so uniquely preserved that they hold UNESCO World Heritage Status.
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