World Heritage Information Centre Walkenried

The first of three Information Centres on the UNESCO World Heritage "Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System" has opened for you in Walkenried. You can inform yourself free of charge about the theme of World Heritage in a fascinating exhibition. Many of the exhibits are interactive.

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The low-barrier Information Centres provide an overview of the UNESCO World Heritage and serve as a starting point for exploring the original settings of the World Heritage in the Harz. At the respective locations they provide the function of a "spotlight" for the places nearby and explain their special features. At Walkenried, the places that are covered in more detail are the Cistercian Museum Walkenried Monastery, Samson Mine in Sankt Andreasberg and the Oderteich storage pond of the Upper Harz Water Management System in the middle of the Harz National Park.

The importance of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for the entire world community is also presented – World Heritage belongs to everybody and connects people with each other across all borders.

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At the heart of each World Heritage Information Centre is a 3D landscape model with video projections that clearly illustrate the process of change that has taken place in the 3000yearold cultural landscape of the West Harz. The interrelationship between man, nature and technology is put into context in terms of time and content. The film offers guests a unique possibility to gain a bird's eye view of the entire World Heritage in the Harz and its underground dimensions, and also to get to know its impressive history.

At a media terminal, visitors can inform themselves in detail about everything that is offered and all events in the World Heritage Site. They can then leave the World Heritage Information Centre with an individually compiled itinerary and information, and then explore the World Heritage directly on location.

Two further World Heritage Information Centres will be opened in Goslar (2021) and in Clausthal-Zellerfeld (2022). The World Heritage Information Centre in Walkenried is located in the manor house of the former monastery domain, where you can also find the tourist information of Walkenried.

Opening Times
Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 – 17:00
Closed on Mondays (except public holidays)

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