"Picture-perfect medieval town!" Top 5 Page for this destination Goslar by shrimp56

Goslar Travel Guide: 88 reviews and 293 photos

A town built on mining ...

The historical town of Goslar is situated near the Rammelsberg mines, where for 1,000 years [until 1988] silver, lead and zinc were mined. As a result of the mine's resources Goslar was important in the the Hanseatic League. Earlier it was one of the seats of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. The medieval historic centre has about 1,500 half-timbered houses , some as old as the late 15th century. Goslar is located in the
Harz Mts.
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There are advantages to visiting Goslar in the winter as we did -- many fewer tourists. The disadvantage is that I froze my butt off.
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This is the street with the crooked houses -- a little bit away from the center.

  • Last visit to Goslar: Dec 2001
  • Intro Updated Jun 28, 2003
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  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    My mother is from not too far away. We used to go to Goslar now and then when i was a kid

  • FMcomde's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2007 at 6:44 AM

    There is no restaurant at the moment, only the hotel is open

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2007 at 6:32 AM

    nice page on a great-looking village. Pictures are very good. N.

  • tessy's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2005 at 2:38 PM

    Goslar is indead a wonderful place! Never saw it during Christmas time, but it looks so romatic on your pics!

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2005 at 4:46 AM

    Your "Dated Houses" tip was on the front page of VT. Great photo!

  • eddilowe's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2005 at 8:40 AM

    I only got to spend a couple of hours in Goslar but plan on going back.....your pages brought back memories...Best wishes, Eddi

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2005 at 11:20 AM

    Oh, what a picturesque city! So much to see and to experience there...

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2005 at 1:19 PM

    What a lovely town! I like especially your off the beaten path tips.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2004 at 5:53 PM

    olalala, lovely Goslar and you certainly wandered far enough to die Lohmuehle Sally.....I enjoyed this virtual trip too. thanx for sharing

  • GillianMcLaughlin's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2004 at 1:52 PM

    Hi Sally. I'd never heard of Goslar, but it look just like my kind of place. Great pages altogether. Many thanks

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