Welcome to Goslar
Founded by Heinrich I in 922, Goslar's early importance centred on mining silver. Its Kaiserpfalz (imperial palace) was the seat of the Saxon kings from 1005 to 1219. Goslar fell into decline after a second period of prosperity in the 14th and 15th centuries, relinquishing its mine to Braunschweig in 1552 and then its soul to Prussia in 1802. Post-WWII, it was the most important town west of the former border between the Western and Eastern Harz.
Today, Goslar attracts visitors by the busload, especially in the mountain-fresh summer months, when you might miss out on both beds and dinner tables if you don't book ahead.