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Goslar Travel Guide: 88 reviews and 293 photos

Goslar in Lower Saxony is today a quiet provincial city, but in the Middle Ages it had much greater historic significance.

Once it was a rich mining and trading town, later a member of the Hanseatic League, and even Emperors coveted the posession of this place. The medieval conflict between Emperor Friedrich "Barbarossa" and Duke Henry "the Lion" of Saxony escalated when Henry demanded Goslar for the continued support of the Emperor.

The many preserved historic buildings in the city testify the wealth of the Goslar patricians. Even economic history was written in Goslar, as the historic home of the Siemens family ("Siemenshaus") stands here.

  • Last visit to Goslar: Jul 2009
  • Intro Updated Jul 21, 2009
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Never heard of this town, but after reading your reviews and seeing the photos, it looks like one I would enjoy. I really love the Golden Eagle photo!

    • MichaelFalk1969's Profile Photo
      May 15, 2014 at 4:37 AM

      ... the funny thing is, I just wanted to stop there for a lunch break and had no idea at the time that Goslar was such a nice town!

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      May 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM

      That has happened to me a few times too! It's nice to find a surprise like this.

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2010 at 8:49 AM

    nice tips and photos. goslar is really lovely.

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