Irrespective of Telemann, what should visitors not miss when visiting Clausthal?
If you start the journey of sights in Clausthal, Central Europes largest wooden church, the church “Zum Heiligen Geist” immediately catches the eye. If you move forward to Zellerfeld, where Telemann formerly resided, you see the second church of the mountain town, “St. Salvatoris” church. If you pass the historic mountain pharmacy, built in 1674, you get from the church to the Upper Harz Mining Museum, one of the oldest techno-historical museums in Germany. The Ottilae shaft, which is a branch office of the museum, is connected with it. If you now just saw enough historical buildings, you can admire the beautiful landscape of the Upper Harz, and also the Upper Harz Water Shelf which surrounds Clausthal-Zellerfeld and which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. It includes approximately 65 ponds, 70 kilometers of ditches and 20 kilometers of streams. Of the 65 ponds about 60 ponds are approved as bathing waters that leave enough space to relax and unwind. And you can freshen up there after a long hiking tour through the Upper Harz or a strenuous mountain bike tour.