... First of two nice cards from postcard friend Dustin♥... both with great matching stamps and special postmarks... they are the only mines in the world which were in uninterrupted operation for over 1000 years... the complex has been kept as it was in 1988 when the mine closed...today the mines make up a huge museum complex, where you can take a guided tour underground... a great place to visit for those interested in industrial heritage... Thanks a lot Dustin!! (✿◠‿◠)
Goslar is a small historic town in Lower Saxony, at the foot of the Harz Mountains. The main attraction of Goslar is the mine in Rammelsberg.
Development of Rammelsberg mines began in 968, although recent archaeological finds suggest that mining was carried out here in the IV-III centuries BC. Initially, the main producing metal was silver, then copper and later lead.
Since 1992, Goslar's mine and old town are on to the UNESCO WHS list.
UNESCO World Heritage