The German, medieval town of Goslar has been on my list for years.
But I didn’t know about it before moving to Germany. It’s one of those pleasant surprises that you have when living in a country long enough to discover its hidden treasures.
Goslar is one of these places.
It’s a medieval town nestled at the foothills of the Harz mountains. I love this region because it’d quiet, quant, and easygoing.
Where is Goslar, Germany?
The town is located in the Lower Saxony region. It’s south of Hannover, and it’s northeast of Frankfurt.
It’s known for its medieval buildings and half-timbered roofs. You’ll walk the cobblestone streets looking up at buildings dating back to the 11th-century.
As a small town, you can walk the inner town within 30-minutes casually strolling. In a fast walk, you can be from one side to the next in about ten minutes.
It’s one of those towns that you can casually walk around snapping pictures, and by the end, you will have a camera full of beautiful, colorful buildings.
What are the top attractions in Goslar?
We spent three days in Goslar, which was more than enough to see this town and the surrounding region.
The Imperial Palace of Goslar is a fantastic area for a short walk. It was the home to emperors during their annual tours around Germany.
Marketplatz Goslar is where you can find restaurants, tourists, and the Rathaus (city hall). If you visit on the hour, you will have a small show by the bell tower playing a short melody.
The Neuwerkkirche Goslar was a beautiful church that we similar “ran into” during our city strolls. It has a beautiful garden, and it’s nestled on the corner of a stream.
Mühlengerenne is a spot and street that was my absolute favorite place to walk and take pictures. The stream runs through the middle of medieval buildings, you have grandma’s flowers framing the timber windows, and the cobblestone road to frame your photos.
Where are the best places to eat in Goslar?
If you’re on holiday, then finding a delicious restaurant is always on the list. In Goslar, you can find traditional German food in all its shapes and forms.
We ate at two restaurants that are to note, and that we enjoyed very much.
Brunnengarten has all your traditional German eats. In summer, you can sit out in the garden and have your meal.
Jakob has a mix of traditional German food and also a Greek twist. We enjoyed this place because it was a bit different than traditional German.
Goslar is a beautiful town that makes for a great weekend getaway.