Ramada Treff Das Brusttuch
Hoher Weg 1, 38640 Goslar
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School in neo-Romanesque style (Schilderstraße)
Town hall with stairs and balcony
I arrived too late to catch a photo of the figures
Map of Goslar, blue flag marks the train station
Travel Tips for Goslar
Medieval Houses Left and Right!
The main reason to visit Goslar is the beautifully preserved medieval center.
There are two unique aspects to the houses in Goslar. One is the Tudor/Norman plaster framed by timbers. The other uses slate shingles, not just on the roofs, but also on the SIDES of the buildings.
Old Town Hall
The first town hall was probably established in the 12th century, but the gothic-style building we know today was established at the end of the 15th century. The most important feature of the town hall is the "Huldigungssaal", the historic council room of the city patricians, richly decorated with biblical paintings.
St Jakobi Church
The now catholic parish church of St Jakobi (St James) has an interesting history. In the early 16th century, being the church of the guilds, it became the centre of the reformation movement in town. After the secularization of the monasteries Riechenberg and Grauhof in the surroundings of Goslar in 1803, there was no catholic church available in town. The small catholic community was given the church of St Jacobi as their parish church in 1804, so the church changed confession once again. A catholic main altar was brought here from Riechenberg. The other pieces of furniture, made in times when the church was protestant, stayed where they were and are still used. The paintings on the pulpit and the organ gallery depict pure Lutheran theology. The baptismal font, dated 1592, also derives from protestant times.
Location: Rosentorstraße / Jacobikirchhof
Opening hours: daily 10.00-16.00 (Sunday mass at 10.30)
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" A 1 DAY STAY AT A VT FRIEND'S PLACE..."
A little bit about Goslar (taken from Deutsche Fachwerkstraße).
The Imperial City of Goslar has a history of more than 1000 Years. the oval city centre was constructed within the small space of one square kilometer. On entering the City by car, visitors should follow the arrow-signs which mark the way to a big car park near the imperial palatine (kaiserpfalz). Getting out of your car there, you may have a splendid first view of the mighty Romanesque palatine.
The Rammelsberg with a height of more than 600 m and a silver mine disused only since 1988, forms a noticeable natural backdrop to the building. The mine and the historic city centre are part of the Cultural and Natural Heritage of Mankind proclaimed by the UNESCO in 1992.
It may have been the discovery of the first veins of silver which led the Saxon and Salic emperors to the construction of their biggest and safest palatine here. For centuries, it was the favourite seat of power in the north of Germany. At the same time, a centre of Christianity came into being here and the city was therefor called "Rome of the North".
At that time, the towers of 47 churches and chaples dominated the townscape. to this day, the view from the high palatine over the city with its five parish churches is impressive.
The walk through the small city centre is one of short ways. the High Way (Hoher Weg) leads to an old hospice (Großes Heiliges Kreuz) which was transformed into an exemplary social foundation in medieval times. Passing the High Way, the visitor gets into the city centre and reaches a medieval market place with a Gotic Town Hall. the many narrow streets and still Cobblestoned lanes in which every house tells its own story are adventurous to walk:secret corners are waiting to be discovered.
A walk through town with a VT friend as my guide was such a pleasure!!
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