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Great Holy Cross
Great Holy Cross, Goslar
In 1254 the Great Holy Cross was founded as an almshouse for the town’s needy. Here the poor, the ill and orphans, as well as pilgrims and other travellers, could receive food and shelter. Today, unique in Germany, it still serves its original purpose - 750 years after its founding it provides modern accommodations for the elderly in an adjoining wing. The small individual rooms built into the main hall of the 13th century building in the Baroque period are now used as studios and shops for artisans, making the important national monument a lively center of culture. Seven small doorways lead from a medieval hall to little rooms in which local artisans offer goods made of glass, paper, pottery, gold and textiles.
Open daily (except Monday) from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., admission free.
Address: Hoher Weg 7, 38640 Goslar
Tags: Goslar, old town, art center
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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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