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Discover a World Cultural Heritage!

Nestling at the foot of the North Harz Mountains, you will find the magnificent imperial city of Goslar, set amidst a splendid natural landscape. Towers soaring defiantly into the skies, numerous churches, colourful half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets make up the mediaeval face of the town. The former ore mine at Rammelsberg, together with Goslar’s historic centre and the Upper Harz Water Management System a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, is truly an original among European museums of industrial culture. Not far from the centre you will find the mighty Kaiserpfalz (imperial palace) with its unique art treasures. The many cafes and restaurants invite you to linger while the attractive shops in the historic old town will take you off on a shopping trip you have never experienced before.

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Worth seeing

Weihnachtsmarkt in Goslar

Christmas market and Christmas forest in Goslar

Christmas Market in Goslar: 29 November to 30 December, 2017
Christmas Market in Goslar: 28 November to 30 December, 2018

As every year during the cold season, Goslar lights up in the shine of festive decorations, the taunting aromas of cinnamon, baked apples, roast almonds tickle your senses – the crisp air is bearing promises of Christmas!
Romantically framed by the background of the market square, 80 lovingly decorated wooden huts invite you to stroll around and give yourself a delicious treat. In the fairy-tale Christmas forest right in the historic city centre, in an ensemble of 50 tall, illuminated pine trees on pleasantly fragrant foresty ground, your visit to this wintery landand townscape will get you in just the right mood for Christmas.

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Goslar Museen-Kaiserpfalz

Kaiserpfalz – Imperial Palace

The Imperial Palace, built between 1040 and 1050 during the reign of Heinrich III, is a unique secular architecture monument. For more than 200 years German and European history was made here. In the St. Ulrich Chapel at the south end a stone sarcophagus with the figure of Heinrich III on the cover houses the gold capsule containing the heart of the emperor, who died in 1056.

In the late 19th century both the Palace and the Chapel were renovated extensively and the interior of the Palace upper hall was decorated with monumental murals by H. Wislicenus. The ground floor has an extensive exhibition of itinerant imperial rule. The Imperial Palace is a “must” for every Goslar visitor.

Opening hours:

April – October: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
November – March: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed during special events


Kaiserbleek 6
38640 Goslar
Tel.: + 49 (0) 5321/3119693


Walpurgisnacht in Goslar
30 April 2018 to 30 April 2018

Walpurgis in Goslar – Experience the night before May Day.

A typical festival of the Harz region is the annual Walpurgis event. Witches dance around open fire and to chase the winter away. Experience the night before May Day at the historic market palce in Goslar.


3 June 2018 to 3 June 2018

UNESCO World Heritage day in Goslar

In Goslar, at the Rammelsberg ore mine and the Oberharzer Wasserwirtschaft (Upper Harz Water Management) Churches, Museums and other historic buildings open their doors.

Schützen- und Volksfest in Goslar c) Stefan Schiefer
29 June 2018 to 8 July 2018

Markmen’s Festival and Fun Fair in Goslar

10 days of fun, action and adrenaline for people of every age, with exciting rides, Bavarian Festival hall, fireworks and much more.

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9 special tips:

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Rammelsberg mine – exciting experiences above and below ground
  • Panoramic view from the market church tower
  • The oldest railway station in Germany with railway museum at Vienenburg
  • City fortifications with Breites Tor, Zwinger and ramparts
  • Half-timbered houses from all ages in Bergstraße and Schreiberstraße
  • Daily guided tour “1,000 steps through the historic town centre”
  • Hike to the “Maltermeisterturm” or the Steinberg Alm
  • Trip to Hahnenklee to see the Liebesbankweg
  • Unique Christmas forest and Christmas market


GOSLAR marketing gmbh
Markt 7, D-38640 Goslar
Tel.: +49 (0)53 21/78 06-0
Fax: +49 (0)53 21/78 06-44