This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Goslar.
This historic, medieval German town is nestled at the foot of the Harz Mountains and provides a perfect hub for travelers looking to explore the wider Harz area of Lower Saxony. Tourists with an interest in history, nature, and being outdoors can find plenty to do in this small, tranquil community.
Remnants of this town’s pre-Roman history can be seen everywhere you look. A walk down the street from a local hostel or hotel will reveal streets lined with half-timbered guild houses, impressive Romanesque churches, and spectacular gates and ramparts. Further exploration will bring you to the medieval Imperial Palace, and the ancient Rammelsberg ore mine. The unique preservation of the town and mine has earned Goslar UNESCO World Heritage recognition.
Anyone looking to learn about medieval architecture or German history can spend hours discovering the many landmarks and attractions around Goslar. From a hotel or hostel here, tourists can access several stunning castles, the Hall of Homage with incredible wood paneled walls, medieval tapestries and a Baroque altar at St. Anne’s House, and several impressive houses of worship. Goslar is also home to a handful of museums.
Visitors staying at a hostel, hotel, or a holiday rental in the town of Goslar can take advantage of the recreation opportunities at the nearby Harz National Park. With activities ranging from skiing in the winter to waterskiing in the summer, there is always something to do in the beautiful landscape that surrounds this charming town.
Goslar is easily accessible by train from either Hanover or Brunswick, but there is a small club airport in the immediate vicinity – which can be used if you’re flying in on a private plane or helicopter. From the nearby airports in Hanover or Frankfurt, tourists can catch a bus or a taxi, as well. Buses are very frequent and efficient here.
Written by local enthusiast for Goslar hostelsJakob Lombardi