World Heritage Information Centre Clausthal-Zellerfeld

Experience UNESCO World Heritage up close

On around 170 square metres of exhibition space, the accessible World Heritage Information Centre in Clausthal Zellerfeld presents an overview of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Rammelsberg Mine, Goslar Old Town and Upper Harz Water Management". The centrepiece of the World Heritage Information Centres in Goslar and Walkenried also has its place: the 3D landscape model, with video projection, which illustrates the process of change of the 3,000-year-old cultural landscape in the Western Harz.

Man - nature - technology are brought into a temporal and thematic context here. The film offers guests the unique opportunity to get a bird's eye view of the entire UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Harz Mountains and its underground dimensions, but also to learn about its impressive history.

Discover the diversity of the world heritage

You will be amazed at the buildings, archaeological monuments and water systems - both above and below ground - that are part of the Harz World Heritage ensemble. Particularly noteworthy are: the Rammelsberg above and below ground with today's museum and visitor mine and the mining-influenced old town of Goslar, the Upper Harz water management system around Clausthal-Zellerfeld with its 300 kilometre-long system of ponds and ditches, the Samson mine in Sankt Andreasberg, the monastery complex in Walkenried, the 19-Lachter adit in Wildemann, the Knesebeck mine in Bad Grund and the Ottiliae shaft and Kaiser Wilhelm II shaft in Clausthal-Zellerfeld. in Clausthal-Zellerfeld.

©Stefan Sobotta

With a personalised "roadmap" through the World Heritage Site

The World Heritage sites in the immediate vicinity of the World Heritage Information Centre take centre stage in the local perspective and thus in the last exhibition area: six audio stations vividly convey what you can discover locally. People from the World Heritage Site in the Harz region give their personal recommendations and tips on what can be experienced in the immediate vicinity of the World Heritage Information Centre - be it a guided tour of the former Rammelsberg ore mine, a hike along the capercaillie cascade in Hahnenklee or a visit to the time-honoured imperial palace in Goslar.

Before setting off on the tour to the authentic World Heritage sites, visitors can put together their own itinerary at a media terminal. It offers a wealth of information on tourist attractions and provides an overview of current events. Whether it's options for bad weather, accessible places or events for the whole family - you can decide. You can download your own "roadmap" digitally onto your smartphone and print it out.

©Stefan Sobotta