Harz dating

We take a guided tour of the picturesque town, discovering some fine examples of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture.

After the tour, you have some free time to continue exploring independently; perhaps visit the Kaiserpfalz.

This morning we travel by Standard Class rail to medieval Goslar, nestled at the foot of the Harz Mountains.

Older than Berlin, this former Free Imperial city is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is crammed full of fantastic, historic architecture, including half-timbered houses dating back to the early 16th century.

At its height the operation had the largest deposits of copper, lead and zinc in the world.

The energy for this vast mining system was provided by the Upper Harz water management system.

Here you can discover the cobbled streets, passing a fine collection of medieval timberframed buildings and Romanesque architecture in the Old Town, which has UNESCO World Heritage status.

Considered to be one of the best-preserved medieval and renaissance towns in Europe, it offers a wealth of history and culture, whilst also having a modern flair and fabulous examples of Art Nouveau architecture.This impressive system was first constructed in the Middle Ages by Cistercian monks and later dramatically expanded.The entire area now has UNESCO World Heritage status, and showcases the industrial heritage of this region of Germany in superb fashion. A particular highlight of this beautiful town is the grand Wernigerode Castle.Sat upon a hill, this is a building straight from the pages of fantasy.Constructed on the site of an old medieval fortress, it was rebuilt into it's current Neo- Romantic style in the 19th century.Alternatively, you could visit the Rammelsberg Mining Museum, which provides a fascinating look into the industrial history of Goslar.

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