The 10 Best Things to Do in Goslar, Germany

July 16, 2017 Alice Mieles

History is visible all around Goslar, from well-preserved old houses to the Romanesque imperial palace elevated over the city. Designated a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO, the ore mine at Rammelsberg has been closed since 1988, but now teaches visitors about the more than 100 years of mining that occurred in the Harz mountains.
Restaurants in Goslar

38644 Hahnenklee-Bockswiese, Goslar, Lower Saxony, Germany +49 4905 32551040
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4.5 based on 93 reviews

Liebesbankweg

Reviewed By RobBraat - Zwolle, The Netherlands

This is great walking tour where you see different statues, you cross the ski pistes and see the different elements of the water works supporting the mining activities. Also the Stabkirche is on the tour which we really enjoyed. The ascends and decends are not to steep and the alternating views of the water lakes, woods and hills is absolutely beautiful

2. Rammelsberg Mine and Mining Museum

Rammelsberg, Goslar, Lower Saxony, Germany +49 4953 217500
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4.5 based on 389 reviews

Rammelsberg Mine and Mining Museum

Reviewed By thepetitvoyageur - Singapore, Singapore

The Exhibitions themselves were alright but what really made the difference was the one - hr guided tour.
Many compliments to our guide who took us down to the mines 40m underground, and was patient to answer all our questions even though we spoke no German.
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour - highly recommended for all.

3. Stabkirche Hahnenklee

Hahnenklee-Bockswiese, Hahnenklee-Bockswiese, Goslar, Lower Saxony, Germany +49 5325 2378
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Stabkirche Hahnenklee

Reviewed By mastiffdad - West Amwell, New Jersey

A classic Stave Church in the Scandinavian tradition - all wood and beautifully put together. At the top of a small hill at the start of a cute little town. Complete with bell tower that rings out some gorgeous music. And along the trail of the Liebesbankweg/Lover's Walk that circles the around the small mountain. Which is just a great hike in any weather

Goslar, Lower Saxony, Germany
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Marktplatz

Reviewed By ZanderAustralia - Australia

We stopped to visit the old town while on our way back to Dresden. I was very impressed by the beautiful timber framed buildings, dating back from the 16th century. Especially noteworthy was the market square with an amazing hotel with statures of the monarchs on the front edifice. Nearby the Siemens house was very much worth seeing. I would like to go back and spend a weekend here.

5. Kaiserpfalz

Kaiserbleek 6, 38640, Goslar, Lower Saxony, Germany +49 5321 3119693
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4 based on 303 reviews

Kaiserpfalz

Reviewed By W9270BUjan - Wrexham, United Kingdom

What is there to see.
1 Ground floor-consists of placards (all in German) with avery few objects-mostly broken bits of stone
2 Replica of iron throne-the real throne can be seen for free in the building in front of the Kaiserpfalz
3 Large hall renovated and decorated just over 100 years ago
4 Small chapel
For this you are charged 7.5 euros. Not worth it.

6. Marktkirche Goslar

Marktplatz Ohlhof 1, 38642, Goslar, Lower Saxony, Germany +49 5321 18825
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Marktkirche Goslar

Reviewed By JolieMarjorie - State of Bremen, Germany

The Marktkirche St. Cosmas and Damian is a Protestant-Lutheran church situated in the center of the Goslar old town. It is the Ratskirche (i.e., church of the town council) and main parish church of the city. The Marktkirche, first mentioned in documents in 1151, is named after the saints Cosmas and Damian.
The Marktkirche is beautiful. The interior is simple but impressive. Inside you can see a Renaissance pulpit with a representation of Bible history, from Fall of Man in Paradise to Ascension of Christ (1581, Hans Seek); an organ (1970, Karl Schuke); a font (1573, Margnus Karsten); Fischbeck's epitaph (1708, Biggen; Fischbeck was a doctor, a councillor from 1687, and a city treasurer from 1700); and a "cycle" of windows depicting scenes from the lives of the saints Cosmas and Damian (1250).
I would also recommend climbing the bell tower. It costs something about 2 or 3 euros per person. This climbing, the tower and the view from the top really impressed me and whole my family, including our 2-year-old daughter! While climbing, you can also take a look at the clock movement and belfry.
Definitely must-see in Goslar!

7. Glocken- und Figurenspiel am Markt

Am Markt 6, Goslar, Lower Saxony, Germany
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Glocken- und Figurenspiel am Markt

Reviewed By Alonh1000 - Tel Aviv, Israel

We loved it!! It's cute. It's old. It's fun. You can not stop singing with it. And you can not take your eyes away. 10 minuets every hour (almost) of sheer fun. The best thing in Goslar.

8. Zinnfiguren-Museum Goslar

Klapperhagen 1, 38640, Goslar, Lower Saxony, Germany +49 5321 25889
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Zinnfiguren-Museum Goslar

Reviewed By mountainst - Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands

Not far from the Marktet place, along the river Gose, where the old watermill still runs there is a small but lovely museum of items one can make from Tin. I will do my best to add some of the nice pictures I made.

9. Breite Tor

Breite Strasse, 38640, Goslar, Lower Saxony, Germany +49 5321 780620
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Breite Tor

Reviewed By William O - Johnstown, Colorado

Goslar is missed gem by the Harz Mountains in Germany. There is still part of the old wall and many things to see and easy to walk thru the city. Lots of history from WWII with Rommel staying here and Hitler came to recruit him.
All an enjoyable place to stay and take trips into the Harz Mountains and see where the east german fence the was, the Grenze.

10. Rathaus Hall of Homage

Marktplatz, 38640, Goslar, Lower Saxony, Germany
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Rathaus Hall of Homage

Reviewed By revcole7 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Those visiting this romantic medieval city must make point of walking up the steps to the Rathaus. Walking through those old oak doors at the top transports you back in time and you become one of the city elders about to take your seat in the small painted council room. The artwork is exquisite and has to be seen to appreciate the detail and the effort. Unfortunately, the humidity of those early city elders and the hugh crowds of tourist since has caused significant damage to the delicate paintings, and following a comprehensive restoration visitors have to be content with a glimpse of the room through a clever glass tunnel. However, you do get to sit in a model of the room with its artwork and watch an informative and well presented twelve minute film, which is in both German or English (although the latter needs to be asked for). The archive room with its medieval safes and strongbox is also well worth seeing.

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