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Goslar
Coat of arms of Goslar
Coordinates: 51° 54′ N, 10° 26′ E
Time zone: CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Administration
Country: Germany
State: Lower Saxony
District: Goslar
City subdivisions: 12 districts
Lord Mayor: Henning Binnewies (SPD)
Basic Statistics
Area: 92.58 km² (36 sq.mi.)
Population: 43,058 (30 June 2006)
 - Density: 465 /km² (1,205 /sq.mi.)
Elevation: 255 m  (837 ft)
Further Information
Postal codes: 38640, 38642, 38644
Area codes: 05321, 05325
Licence plate code: GS
Website: www.goslar.de
Mines of Rammelsberg and Historic Town of Goslar1
UNESCO World Heritage Site
View to the North with the Hildesheim downs in the background. Photograph taken from the Maltermeister Tower
State Party Flag of Germany Germany
Type Cultural
Criteria i, iv
Identification no. 623
Region2 Europe and North America
Inscription History
Formal Inscription: 1992
16th WH Committee Session
WH link: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/623

1 Name as officially inscribed on the WH List
2 As classified officially by UNESCO
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Goslar is a historic town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is the administrative centre of the district of Goslar and located on the northwestern slopes of the Harz hills. Goslar and the mines are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... With an area of 47,618 km and nearly eight million inhabitants, Lower Saxony (German Niedersachsen) lies in north-western Germany and is second in area and fourth in population among the countrys sixteen Bundesl nder (federal states). ... Goslar is a district in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... The Harz is a mountain range in northern Germany. ... The Mines of Rammelsberg are part of the UNESCO World heritage. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ...

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Geography

Goslar is situated at the northwestern foot of the Lower-Saxon highlands: the Harz mountains. The Kahlerberg/Schalke is with 763 m (2,503 ft) the highest elevation within the municipal boundaries. The lowest point with 175 m (574 ft) is near Oker river. Geographically Goslar forms the boundary between the Hildesheim Downs which are part of the Northern German Plain, and the Harz Range which is the highest northern-most extension of the Middle German Mountain Range. The Hildesheim Downs are characterised by plains with rich clay soils – used agriculturally for sugar beet farming – interlaced with several hill ranges commonly known as the Hildesheim Forest and Salzgitter Hills. Immediately to the South the Harz mountains rise above the historic borough at a height of 636 m (2,087 ft) (Rammelsberg). Here forestry dominates the landscape. Three rivers cross the municipal boundary: the river Oker, the river Abzucht and the Gose River. The Gose springs approximately 9 km (5.6 mi) south-west of Goslar at the Auerhahn pass (638 m; 2,093 ft) in the Harz mountains. At the northern foot of the Herz Hill (632 m; 2,074 ft) the smaller river Abzucht meets the Gose before it flows into the Oker. The Oker is a river in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... â–¶ (help· info) is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... A downland is an area of open chalk upland. ... The North German Plain is a lowland region extending from the North Sea and Baltic Sea southward to the uplands of central Germany. ... In geography, a plain is a large area of land with relatively low relief. ... The Gay Head cliffs in Marthas Vineyard are made almost entirely of clay. ... Two sugar beets - the one on the left has been cultivated to be smoother than the traditional beet, so that it traps less soil. ... The Mines of Rammelsberg are part of the UNESCO World heritage. ... A decidous beech forest in Slovenia. ... The Abzucht is a small river in Germany that flows throgh the city of Goslar. ... The Gose is a small river, a tributary of the Oker, in Lower Saxony, Germany. ...


Neighbouring municipalities

(clockwise from the North): Liebenburg, Vienenburg, Bad Harzburg, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Langelsheim. Liebenburg is a village and a municipality in the district of Goslar, in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... Vienenburg is a town and a municipality in the district of Goslar, in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... Location within Germany Harzburg-Spa is a spa-town in the centre of Germany, in the Goslar district, Lower Saxony. ... Clausthal-Zellerfeld is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... Langelsheim is a town and a municipality in the district of Goslar, in Lower Saxony, Germany. ...


Districts

  • Oldtown (Upper and Lower Borough and Centre City)
  • Hahndorf (community)
  • Hahnenklee with Bockswiese (borough)
  • Jerstedt (community)
  • Jürgenohl with Kramerswinkel
  • Ohlhof
  • Oker (borough)
  • Sudmerberg
  • Georgenberg with Kattenberg
  • Rammelsberg with Siemensviertel and Rosenberg
  • Steinberg
  • Baßgeige

Climate

Climate Table
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average daily maximum temperature (°C) 10 10 11 12 14 17 18 19 17 15 11 11 13.75
Average daily minimum temperature (°C) 0 0 2 3 5 8 10 10 9 6 4 1 4.8
Mean total rainfall (mm) 110 80 90 60 60 70 70 90 100 120 120 100 1070

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History

Main article: History of Goslar

Goslar has a rich history stretching from the Neolithic via the ancient Saxon times, the Holy Roman German empire, Reformation, Enlightenment, German Nationalism, Emancipation, Militarism, German Imperialism, Democratisation, the National Socialist Dictatorship including Racism & Genocide, the Iron Curtain, up to German reunification. In addition Goslar can field an exciting industrial history. Goslar coat of arms File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Goslar coat of arms File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... // Goslar, is one of the few world heritage sites in Germany. ... An array of Neolithic artifacts, including bracelets, axe heads, chisels, and polishing tools. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The double-headed eagle A portrait of Charlemagne wearing the crown of the Holy Roman Empire (15th century painting by Albrecht Dürer) The Holy Roman Empire was a mainly Germanic conglomeration of lands in Central Europe during the Middle Ages and the early modern period. ... The Protestant Reformation was a movement which began in the 16th century as a series of attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church, but ended in division and the establishment of new institutions, most importantly Lutheranism, Reformed churches, and Anabaptists. ... The Age of Enlightenment (from the German word Aufklärung, meaning Enlightenment) refers to eighteenth century in European and American philosophy, or the longer period including the seventeenth century and the Age of Reason. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Militarism or militarist ideology is the doctrinal view of a society as being best served (or more efficient) when it is governed or guided by concepts embodied in the culture, doctrine, system, or people of the military. ... Motto: Gott mit Uns (German: God with us”) Anthem: Heil dir im Siegerkranz (unofficial) Territory of the German Empire in 1914, prior to World War I Capital Berlin Language(s) Official: German Unofficial minority languages: Polish (Posen, Lower Silesia,Upper Silesia, Masuria) French (Alsace-Lorraine) Government Constitutional monarchy Emperor  - 1871... Democratization is the transition from authoritarian or semi-authoritarian systems to democratic political systems, where democratic systems are taken to be those approximating to universal suffrage, regular free and fair elections, a civil society, the rule of law, and an independent judiciary. ... National Socialism redirects here. ... Manifestations Slavery · Racial profiling · Lynching Hate speech · Hate crime · Gay bashing Genocide · Holocaust · Pogrom Ethnocide · Ethnic cleansing · Race war Religious persecution Movements Discriminatory Aryanism · Neo-Nazism · Hate groups White/Black/Latino supremacy Radical Islam · Fundamentalism · Kahanism Anti-discriminatory Abolitionism · Civil rights · Gay rights Womens/Universal suffrage Childrens rights... Look up Genocide in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Warsaw Pact countries to the east of the Iron Curtain are shaded red; NATO members to the west of it — blue. ... The Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) German reunification (Deutsche Wiedervereinigung) took place on October 3, 1990, when the areas of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR, in English commonly called East Germany) were incorporated into the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG, in... The Second Industrial Revolution (1871–1914) involved significant developments for society and the world. ...


Salian Emperor Henry I founded the town in the 10th century after the discovery of silver deposits in the nearby Rammelsberg. The wealth derived from silver mining brought Goslar the status of an Imperial City, which attracted the interest of the Holy Roman Emperor. As a means of recording the passage of time, the 10th century was that century which lasted from 901 to 1000. ... General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Atomic mass 107. ... The Mines of Rammelsberg are part of the UNESCO World heritage. ... In the Holy Roman Empire, an imperial free city (in German: freie Reichsstadt) was a city formally responsible to the emperor only — as opposed to the majority of cities in the Empire, which belonged to a territory and were thus governed by one of the many princes (Fürsten) of... The Holy Roman Emperor was, with some variation, the ruler of the Holy Roman Empire, the predecessor of modern Germany, during its existence from the 10th century until its collapse in 1806. ...


The Mediaeval Imperial Palace of Goslar (Kaiserpfalz) was built in the 11th century and became a summer residence for the emperors, especially Henry III of Germany who visited his favourite palace about twenty times. Henry is buried in Goslar. The double-headed eagle A portrait of Charlemagne wearing the crown of the Holy Roman Empire (15th century painting by Albrecht Dürer) The Holy Roman Empire was a mainly Germanic conglomeration of lands in Central Europe during the Middle Ages and the early modern period. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century was that century which lasted from 1001 to 1100. ... Henry II with his wife Cunigunde of Luxemburg Saint Henry II (972 – 13 July 1024), called the Holy or the Saint, was the fifth and last Holy Roman Emperor of the Saxon or Ottonian dynasty. ...


Goslar's Mediaeval cathedral was build at the same time as the Mediaeval Imperial Palace, but only the porch survived; the dome itself was torn down in 1820. Other sights are the town hall (16th century) and the ancient mines of the Rammelsberg, which houses now a mining museum. A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy, such as the Anglican, Catholic and some Lutheran churches, which serves as the central church of a diocese, and thus as a bishops seat. ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ...


Demographics

Population statistics
Population statistics
Year Inhabitants
1821 7,547
1848 9,748
1871 11,900
1885 15,997
1905 23,640
1925 27,881
Year Inhabitants
1933 29,538
1939 34,371
1946 47,855
1950 53,804
1956 53,236
Year Inhabitants
1961 54,151
1968 53,819
1970 52,649
1975 53,963
1980 52,556
Year Inhabitants
1985 49,636
1990 46,251
1995 46,142
2000 44,278
2005 43,119

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Politics

Goslar's Medieval Imperial Eagle
Goslar's Medieval Imperial Eagle

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Town council

For the legislature from November 1st, 2006 until October 31st, 2011, the seats were allocated as follows: A legislature is a type of representative deliberative assembly with the power to adopt laws. ...

  • SPD: 16 seats (38,38 %)
  • CDU: 13 seats (32,98 %)
  • FDP: 5 seats (11,69 %)
  • Citizens' Alliance: 2 seats (5,81 %)
  • Goslarer Linke: 2 seats (5,75 %)
  • Grüne: 2 seats (5,35 %)

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Burgomaster

Goslar's current Lord Mayor is Henning Binnewies (Social Democrats). Councillor Patrick (Pat) John Stannard, Lord Mayor of Oxford (2004). ...


Members to Parliament

  • European (Constituency: Southern Lower Saxony), Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl (CDU), Erika Mann (SPD)
  • Bundestag (Constituency 52: Goslar, Northeim, Osterode), First: Wilhelm Priesmeier (SPD), List: Hans Georg Faust (CDU)
  • Landtag Lower Saxony (Constituency 16: Goslar), First: Petra Emmerich-Kopatsch (SPD), List: Dorothee Prüssner (CDU)

Twin towns

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Culture and sights

Mediaeval Imperial Palace (Kaiserpfalz)
Mediaeval Imperial Palace (Kaiserpfalz)
Zwinger tower with pond
Zwinger tower with pond

For a detailed description of Goslar's tourist attractions, please refer to Goslar's Wikitravel entry. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2199x1329, 729 KB) Kaiserpfalz in Goslar Photograph Tobias Helfrich (Dionysos), February 6th, 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2199x1329, 729 KB) Kaiserpfalz in Goslar Photograph Tobias Helfrich (Dionysos), February 6th, 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 750 KB) User Andreas Caputo on de. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 750 KB) User Andreas Caputo on de. ...


Theater

The Odeon Theatre is the town's major theatre venue. It has been recently refurbished. It is host to several productions of visiting theatre companies and music groups.


The alternative theatre Culture Power Station Harz or Kulturkraftwerk Harz is housed in a disused powerstation. Being run by volunteers, it produces contemporary theatre, comedy and hosts mostly alternative cultural events. Here the annual Goslar Fringe Culture Days are held from the start to mid June.


Museums

  • Museum and visitor's mine Rammelsberg, an Anchor Point of ERIH, The European Route of Industrial Heritage
  • Museum in the Mediaeval Imperial Palace (Kaiserpfalz)
  • Monks' House, Mönchehaus Museum for Contemporary and Modern Arts
  • Goslar Museum
  • Museum in the Gothic Town Hall
  • Zwinger Tower and Dungeon, Museum for Late Mediaeval History

The Mines of Rammelsberg are part of the UNESCO World heritage. ... The European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH) is a network of the most important industrial heritage sites in Europe. ...

Religion

The Frankenberg Church
The Frankenberg Church
  • Protestant-Lutheran
    • Congregation Marktkirche, Market Church (build 1151, North Tower mountable)
    • Congregation Neuwerk, Newark Church
    • Congregation St. Stephani, Saint Stephanus
    • Congregation Zum Frankenberge, Frankenberg Church
    • Congregation Gustav-Adolf-Stabkirche, Gustav Adolf stave church in Hahnenklee
    • Congregation Martin-Luther-Kirche, Martin-Luther Church
    • Congregation St.Paulus Kirche, St. Pauls Church in Oker
    • Congregation St. Georg, St. George
    • Congregation St. Johannes, St. John
    • Parish Church St. Kilians in Hahndorf
    • Congregation St. Lukas, St. Luc
    • Parish Church St. Matthäus, St. Matthew in Jerstedt
    • Congregation St. Peter
  • Protestant-Baptist
    • Congregation Christuskirche, Christchurch
  • Roman Catholic
    • Congregation St. Jakobi, Saint Jacob the Elder Church (built in 1073, Goslar's oldest romanesque church which is still in use)
    • Congregation Maria Schnee, St. Mary in the Snow in Hahnenklee
    • Congregation St. Barbara (part of St. Jacob)
    • Congregation St. Konrad, St. Conrad (part of St. Jacob) in Oker
    • Congregations St. Benno & St. George
    • Abbey St. George
  • Islamic Faith
    • Mosque of the Turkish-German Society
    • Goslar Mosque

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Sports

Situated at the foot of the Harz hills, Goslar offers a great deal of outdoor pursuit, from swimming to rock climbing; from motor sports and aviation to sailing and cross-country biking.


The oldest and most traditional sports club is the MTV Goslar (founded in 1849). Its main facilities, a football pitch and gymnasium are located at the Golden Meadow (Goldene Aue) site.


Celebrations and Events

In the year 2006 Goslar hosts the Salier Year to celebrate the foundation of this ancient German Imperial dynasty a Millennium ago.


Other events include:

  • Annual award (since 1975) of the "Imperial Ring" to a personality who has made an outstanding contribution to society and the arts. Its laureates include Henry Moore, Joseph Beuys, Christo, Dani Karavan etc.
  • Goslar International Concerto Days, Mid to End August
  • The Goslar Fair, Beginning to Mid July
  • Annual Artisans market in the old town, Usually beginning of August
  • Old Town Festival, Mid September
  • Hanseatic Days, Spring (usually during the Easter holidays)
Panoramic view from the market church of Goslar
Panoramic view from the market church of Goslar

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Economy and infrastructure

Half-timbered houses at the river Gose
Half-timbered houses at the river Gose
Hotel Kaiserworth
Hotel Kaiserworth

The town centre of Goslar serves as a regional shopping centre to the Northern Harz region. Here department stores, several supermarkets, eloquent boutiques and restaurants can be found. Once weekly, there is also a market, where farmers sell their local produce. There are also several car dealerships in the borough, some of whom specialise in either discount/reimport or custom car sales. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2000x1333, 1866 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Goslar Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2000x1333, 1866 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Goslar Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1719x1635, 727 KB) Hotel Kaiserworth, de:Goslar Photograph Tobias Helfrich (Dionysos), February 06th, 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1719x1635, 727 KB) Hotel Kaiserworth, de:Goslar Photograph Tobias Helfrich (Dionysos), February 06th, 2005. ...


The tourism sector is a booming sector in Goslar. Several hotels and bed and breakfasts are located in or near the town's centre. In addition, the town has become a popular resort for the elderly and there are many care homes in the town.


Goslar has become a popular conference venue. The Achtermann Hotel and the Kaiserpfalz are popular conference centres, host to the annual German Road & Transport Tribunal Days: the Deutscher Verkehrsgerichtstag


Largest employers in Goslar are H.C. Starck (chemistry company), the tourism sector, and the civil service. Many residents of Goslar commute to Salzgitter, where car production, steel works and white collar jobs are based. Salzgitter is a city in southeast Lower Saxony, Germany, located between Hildesheim and Braunschweig. ...


The Dr.-Herbert-Nieper-Krankenhaus is a privately owned hospital of the Asklepios Harzkliniken group serving the greater Harz region. A new annex for intensitive medicine is under construction. There are several general practitioners, dentists, and specialist practitioners distributed across the town. There is an emergency service in place. Hanover, Germany Hans A. Nieper (May 23, 1928, in Hanover, Germany - October 21, 1998). ...


Transportation

Goslar has excellent road links, as well as rail links connecting it to the major European population centres. Goslar also serves as a major transport hub for the Upper Harz mountains (highest peak at 1,141 m (3,744 ft) altitude).


With the A 7 and the A 395 there are two main Autobahns/Highways within 20 minutes reach of Goslar. The A 7 connects Hamburg/Hanover in the North to Frankfurt/Munich in the South. The A 395 branches off the main east-west Autobahn A 2 at Brunswick and ends at Vienenburg, some 12 km (7.5 mi) east of Goslar. The A 2 connects Berlin – to the East – to the Ruhr Area and the Netherlands in the West. The Federal highways B 6 and B 82 converge at Goslar and are routed via the four-lane by-pass past the town centre. The B 6 is mostly four-laned and approaches Goslar via the scenic Hildesheim–Salzgitter route. Bundesautobahn 7 (translates from German as Federal Motorway 7, short form Autobahn 7, abbreviated as BAB 7 or A 7) is the longest German Autobahn at 935 km (581 mi) . It splits the country almost evenly from north to south. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Hamburg from above Hamburgs motto: May the posterity endeavour with dignity to conserve the freedom, which the forefathers acquired. ... Hanover (German: Hannover ( ) []), on the river Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany. ... Main Station Frankfurt Frankfurt International Airport For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... Coordinates: Time zone: CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country: Germany State: Bavaria Administrative region: Upper Bavaria District: Urban district City subdivisions: 25 borroughs Lord Mayor: Christian Ude (SPD) Governing parties: SPD / Greens / Rosa Liste Basic Statistics Area: 310. ... Braunschweig may also refer to the administrative region of Germany. ... Vienenburg is a town and a municipality in the district of Goslar, in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... Berlin is the capital city and one of the sixteen states of the Federal Republic of Germany. ... Map of the Ruhr Area The Ruhr Area (German Ruhrgebiet, colloquially Ruhrpott or Kohlenpott or simply Pott) is an urban area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, consisting of a number of large (former) industrial cities bordered by the rivers Ruhr to the south, Rhine to the west, and Lippe to... â–¶ (help· info) is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... Salzgitter is a city in southeast Lower Saxony, Germany, located between Hildesheim and Braunschweig. ...


Goslar is served by the German Railway network (Deutsche Bahn) lines Hanover–Goslar–Halle (Saxony-Anhalt) as well as Brunswick–Goslar–Kreiensen. The central railway station is located in the vicinity of the town centre. There is a park-and-ride system for cummuters to Brunswick and Hanover. Germanys main train operator, the Deutsche Bahn AG (German Railway Corporation, also known as DB or DBAG) provides passenger and freight service via federally owned tracks. ... With an area of 20,447 km² and a population of 2. ... A road sign for park and ride. ...


At the railway station there is a central bus station with busses travelling routinely to various destinations in the Harz mountains. The Harz is a mountain range in northern Germany. ...


Media

The regional newspaper is the Goslar Chronicle Goslarsche Zeitung which has an estimated daily readership of 90,000. The General-Anzeiger is a gazette owned by the Heinrich Bauer publishing group with an editorial office in Goslar. Aside from this there are two freely distributed gazettes.


Radio Okerwelle GoslarRadio is the regional private radio station based in Brunswick, which broadcasts contemporary music, information and news in the German language to the Brunswick region. Braunschweig may also refer to the administrative region of Germany. ...


Education

The three tier education system in Goslar district falls under Lower-Saxon legislation. The language of tuition at all schools is the German language. The nine primary schools are distributed across the entire municipality and the associated hamlets. There are two advanced vocational schools (5-12/13), the Christian-von-Dohm-Gymnasium, and the more traditional Ratsgymnasium, both of which prepare their students for an academic career. Three intermediate level schools (5-10), the Andre-Mouton Realschule, the Realschule Hoher Weg, and the Realschule Goldene Aue prepare their pupils for a professional career. Furthermore, two vocational schools (5-9/10) exist: the Hauptschule Oker, and the Hauptschule Kaiserpfalz. The Sonderschule caters to children with learning difficulties and special needs.


The supplementary public Waldorf school Harz – Branch Goslar, educates its students along a more spiritual line termed anthroposophy, which is based on the teachings of the Austrian pedagogue Rudolf Steiner. The term public school has different (and in some cases contradictory) meanings due to regional differences. ... Waldorf education (also called Steiner education) is based upon the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, and stems from his spiritual/religious philosophy anthroposophy. ... Rudolf Steiner. ...


At the 10-12 level there are four job training colleges located at Goslar in crafts, economics, and care for the elderly for students from Goslar district and beyond.


The nearest University from Goslar is the old venerable Engineering and Mining School at Clausthal-Zellerfeld situated in the Upper Harz mountains some 21 km (13  mi) South of Goslar within Goslar district. Some 80 km (50 mi) to the South the highly acclaimed University of Göttingen (founded by King George II of Great Britain) is based. Clausthal University of Technology (German: Technische Universität Clausthal) is a university in Clausthal, Germany. ... Clausthal-Zellerfeld is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... The Georg-August University of Göttingen (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, often called the Georgia Augusta) was founded in 1734 by George II, King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover, and opened in 1737. ... George II (George Augustus; 10 November 1683 – 25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and Archtreasurer and Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 until his death. ...


The Community College (Volkshochschule) of the district Goslar is dedicated to life-long learning.


Persons

Werner von Siemens Ernst Werner von Siemens (known as Werner von Siemens) (December 13, 1816 – December 6, 1892) was a German inventor and industrialist. ... Wilhelm Siemens Carl Wilhelm Siemens (en: Charles William Siemens) (April 4, 1823 – November 19, 1883) was a German engineer. ... Carl Heinrich von Siemens (March 3, 1829 in Menzendorf, Germany - March 21, 1906 in Mentone, Italy) was a German industrialist and brother of Werner von Siemens. ...

People from Goslar

HEINRIC·IMP[ERATOR], Emperor Henry Henry IV (November 11, 1050 – August 7, 1106) was King of Germany (Holy Roman Empire) from 1056 and Emperor from 1084, until his abdication in 1105. ... Maurice, comte de Saxe (German Moritz Graf von Sachsen) (October 28, 1696 – November 30, 1750), Marshal General of France, the natural son of Augustus II of Poland and of the countess Aurora Königsmark, was born at Goslar. ... The House of Hanover (the Hanoverians) were a German royal dynasty of Lombard descent which succeeded the House of Stuart as kings of Great Britain in 1714. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... Cocaine (or crack in its impure freebase form) is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ... Sigmar Gabriel, February 2, 2003 in Hanover (Landtag of Lower Saxony) Sigmar Gabriel (born September 12, 1959 in Goslar) is a German politician (SPD). ... Aaron Hunt (born September 4, 1986, Goslar) is a German footballer for Werder Bremen. ...

Miscellaneous

Being a mediaeval town, which essence has not changed since its foundations, Goslar has its charms. Although the region has a high unemployment rate, local bonding and local strength, such as high-tech engineering, high-precision manufacturing, and logistics might benefit the town. Also the town needs to be reinvigorated like in the 1970's when innovative architects and designers fostered the town's economy. As the mining and metal works have ceased to exist, new environmentally centered industries might take their place.


In the cold war, Goslar has been a major garrison town for the German army and the Border police. After the fall of the Berlin wall, the barracks have been vacated and a major economic factor has been lost. However, the town's citizens should not decry this, but actively build a caring microsocial cohesion within a globalised world. For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... East German construction workers building the Berlin Wall, 20 November 1961. ...


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