After a somewhat dark day yesterday we decided to have a wander around Wernigerode and then go to Goslar in the afternoon.

Wernigerode really is a beautiful town with some amazing old buildings:

Westerntor In Wernigerode Wernigerode
Wernigerode Wernigerode

We took the scenic route to Goslar, trying to find any traces of the East-West border from the DDR days. There really isn't much to see these days - understandably. There is usually a plaque to mark the place where the border crossed the road, but that's about it.

The Kaiserpfalz In Goslar Ore Sample In Goslar

The ore sample is from the Rammelsberg Mine, which is a few kilometers south of Goslar. It was mined from 980 to 1980, and was the origin of Goslar's fabulous wealth. The Rammelsberg Mine is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and an utterly fascinating place to visit.

View From Clara In Schulenberg Im Oberharz

We drove home through the Harz Mountains - once again nowhere near as snowy as they had been this time last year.

A nice gentle day before the long drive and horror that will be tomorrow.

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