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Tour 4: Barbarossa, Brocken witches and the brothers Grimm: from Goslar to Göttingen

9 Things to Do in Goslar

  • Guided city tour “The Old Town in a 1000 steps”
  • Kaiserpfalz Palace with St. Ulrich’s Chapel
  • Rammelsberg World Cultural Heritage Site – museum and tourist mine
  • Enjoy the view from the Northern Tower of the Market Church
  • Münchehaus – Museum of Modern Art
  • Handicrafts in the Great Holy Cross Hospital
  • Panoramic view from the Maltermeister tower, the Rammelsberg roadhouse with panoramic view of Goslar; or a stop at the rugged Steinberg Alm with its delicious rustic dishes and delightful view of the city.
  • Hiking on the awarded “Liebesbank” trial
  • Nordic stave church in Hahnenklee

Evening

A good mood, fun with like-minded people, live music or disco sounds: this is what Goslar night life is like – small but with great style. Cozy pubs in the old city centre, modern cocktail bars as scene venues for young and old people alike, or the large-scale dance club just outside of town offer the right variety for a nocturnal stroll through Goslar‘s alleys.

Hallmarks

The Harz mountains and Goslar stand for mining. The history of the Rammelsberg Mine is played out every day by the moving figures and carillon on the Market Square at 9:00, 12:00, 15:00 and 18:00. Legend has it that the horse ridden by Sir Ramm pawed the ground to expose the first silver vein.

TOUR | Take your time en route to Göttingen for a detour through the fascinating landscape of the Harz region. Take a ride from Schierke to the peak of the legendary Brocken on the famous Harzer narrow-gauge train. At a height of 1,142 metres, the Brocken is the highest mountain peak of the Harz mountain range.

Harz Brockenblick c) GOSLAR marketing gmbh

Harz Brockenblick c) GOSLAR marketing gmbh

9 Things to Do in Göttingen

  • Guided sightseeing tour with visit of the historic university “Karzer” (student prison)
  • Shopping in the historic city centre
  • A visit to the venerable Georg August University
  • Tour of the old Botanical Gardens
  • Tour of the oldest pan salt works in Europe (groups)
  • Panoramic view of Göttingen and the surrounding area from the Bismarck Tower
  • Splashing about in the leisure pool
  • Tour of the city cemetery (graves of eight Nobel laureates)
  • Trip to the Wilhelm-Busch Mill and the European Bread Museum in Ebergötzen

Evening

The night comes alive in Göttingen. Cosy student pubs, international restaurants and fashionable bars. Not to mention lots of culture, variety and three theatres.

Hallmarks

The most-kissed girl in the world. If you are lucky you may be in Göttingen to see for yourself the famous Gänseliesel Kiss. There is a long tradition that every new Ph.D graduate from the university has to kiss the statue of “Gänseliesel”.

Route    Distance/approx.    Travel time approx.

Goslar – Schierke: 50 km, 50 minutes

Schierke – Göttingen: 75 km, 90 minutes

Goslar – Göttingen: 70 km, 80 minutes

Harz narrow-gauge railway: Schierke – Brocken, Approx. 30 minutes