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Rammelsberg

Rammelsberg
Rammelsberg

The Rammelsberg is a mountain, 635 m high, on the northern edge of the Harz, south of the town of Goslar in the north German state of Lower Saxony. The mountain is the location of an important mine, the only mine which had been working continuously for over 1,000 years when it finally closed in 1988. Since 1992, the visitors' mine of Rammelsberg has become a UNESCO World heritage site.

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According to legend, the mountain was named after a knight called "Ramm". Whilst out hunting the knight, who was a henchman of Emperor Otto the Great, tied his horse to a tree, in order to pursue some deer through almost impassable terrain. His charger impatiently pawed the ground with its hooves whilst waiting for his master to return and so exposed a vein of silver ore.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mines_of_Rammelsberg ]

Address: Goslar
Tags: Rammelsberg, Goslar, mountain


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Goslar

Goslar is a historic town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located on the northwestern slopes of the Harz mountain range. The Old Town of Goslar and the nearby Mines of Rammelsberg are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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