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With an imperial past, a palatial prize of European Romanesque architecture and an Altstadt of medieval timber-framed beauties, GOSLAR is one of Germany's treats. A small town of just 48,000 people in the Harz foothills, perhaps, but a rich one figuratively and at one time literally. In the tenth century the discovery of silver transformed this daydreaming hamlet into one of northern Europe's leading medieval towns, whose deep coffers were loved by emperors and coveted by popes. By the mid-eleventh century, less than a century after the first miners shouldered their picks, an imperial Diet …
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Mines of Rammelsberg and Historic Town of Goslar

Situated near the Rammelsberg mines, Goslar held an important place in the Hanseatic League because of the rich Rammelsberg metallic ore deposits. From the 10th to the 12th century it was ...