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GoslarGoslar 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 capital Berlin 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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Eelco Herder (L3S Research Center, Hannover, Germany)