Goslar is a historic town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is the administrative centre of the district of Goslar and located on the northwestern slopes of the Harz mountain range; the Old Town of Goslar and the Mines of Rammelsberg are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Each year Goslar awards the Kaiserring to an international artist, called the "Nobel Prize" of the art world. Goslar is situated in the middle of the upper half of Germany, about 40 kilometres south of Brunswick and about 70 km southeast of the state capital, Hanover; the Schalke mountain is the highest elevation within the municipal boundaries at 762 metres. The lowest point of 175 m is near the Oker river. Geographically, Goslar forms the boundary between the Hildesheim Börde, part of the Northern German Plain, the Harz range, the highest, northern-most extension of Germany's Central Uplands; the Hildesheim Börde is characterised by plains with rich clay soils – used agriculturally for sugar beet farming – interlaced with several hill ranges known as the Hildesheim Forest and Salzgitter Hills.

In the northeast the Harly Forest stretches down to the River Oker, in the east, Goslar borders on the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. To the south, the Harz range rise above the historic borough at a height of 636 m at Mt. Rammelsberg. Extended forests dominate the landscape; the major rivers crossing the municipal boundaries are the Oker with its Gose/Abzucht and Radau tributaries. The eponymic River Gose originates 9 kilometres south-west of Goslar at the Auerhahn Pass east of the Bocksberg mountain. At the northern foot of the Herzberg it meets the smaller Abzucht stream, before it flows into the Oker; the Dörpke and Gelmke streams flow from the Harz foothills to the south into the Goslar municipal area, where they discharge into the Abzucht.: Liebenburg, Schladen-Werla, Bad Harzburg, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Langelsheim. The township comprises 18 districts: Iron ore mining was common in the Harz region since Roman times. Ancient burial objects made of Harz ore have been discovered during excavations in England.

The settlement on the Gose creek was first mentioned in a 979 deed issued by Emperor Otto II. It became more important when extensive silver deposits were discovered at the nearby Rammelsberg, today a mining museum; when Otto's descendant Henry II began to convene Imperial synods at the Goslar palace from 1009 onwards, Goslar replaced the Royal palace of Werla as a central place of assembly in the Saxon lands. Conrad II, once elected King of the Romans, celebrated Christmas 1024 in Goslar and had the foundations laid for the new Imperial Palace the next year. Goslar became the favourite residence of Conrad's son Henry III who stayed at the palace about twenty times. Here he received King Peter of Hungary as well as the emissaries of Prince Yaroslav of Kiev, here he appointed bishops and dukes, his son and successor Henry IV was born here on 11 November 1050. Henry had Goslar Cathedral erected and consecrated by Archbishop Herman of Cologne in 1051, his heart was buried in his body in the Salian family vault in Speyer Cathedral.

Of the cathedral only the northern porch survived. Under Henry IV, Goslar remained a centre of Imperial rule. While Henry aimed to secure the enormous wealth deriving from the Rammlesberg silver mines as a royal demesne, the dissatisfaction of local nobles escalated with the Saxon Rebellion in 1073–75. In the subsequent Great Saxon Revolt, the Goslar citizens sided with anti-king Rudolf of Rheinfelden, who held a princely assembly here in 1077, with Hermann of Salm, crowned king in Goslar by Archbishop Siegfried of Mainz on 26 December 1081. Brought Goslar the status of an Imperial City. In Spring 1105 Henry V convened the Saxon estates at Goslar, to gain support for the deposition of his father Henry IV. Elected king in the following year, he held six Imperial Diets at the Goslar Palace during his rule; the tradition was adopted by his successor Lothair II and by the Hohenstaufen rulers Conrad III and Frederick Barbarossa. After his election in 1152, King Frederick appointed the Welf duke Henry the Lion Imperial Vogt of the Goslar mines.

When Henry the Lion was declared deposed in 1180, he had the Rammelsberg mines devastated. Goslar's importance as an Imperial residence began to decline under the rule of Barbarossa's descendants. During the German throne dispute the Welf king Otto IV laid siege to the town in 1198 but had to yield to the forces of his Hohenstaufen rival Philip of Swabia. Goslar was again stormed and plundered by Otto's troops in 1206. Frederick II held the last Imperial Diet here. While the Emperors withdraw from Northern Germany, civil liberties in Goslar were

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