Rammelsberg Museum & Besucherbergwerk

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The shafts and buildings of this 1000-year-old mine are now a museum and Unesco World Heritage Site. Admission to the mine includes a German-language tour and a pamphlet with English explanations of the 18th- and 19th-century Roeder Shafts, the mine railway and the ore-processing section. It's located about 2km south of the town centre; bus 803 stops here.

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A 16th-century tower holding a collection of such late-medieval delights as torture implements, coats of armour and weapons used during the Peasant Wars.

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5. Goslarer Museum

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8. Mönchehaus Museum

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