This is a system of dams, reservoirs, ditches and other structures, much of which was built from the 16th to 19th centuries to divert and store the water that drove the water wheels of the mines in the Upper Harz region of Germany. The word Regale stands for the granting of royal privileges or rights in this case to permit the use of water for mining operations in the Harz Mountains of Germany. The Upper Harz Water Regale is one of the largest and most important historic mining water management systems in the world. In the system of the Upper Harz Water Regale there are over 35 such tunnels with a total length of about 30 km. It has been [http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/623 listed] as a UNESCO world heritage since 1992.
The Upper Harz Mining Museum in the Zellerfeld district is one of the oldest museums in Germany dedicated to the history of engineering. You can go back in time and discover the development of ore mining in the Harz, the hard working conditions and the ingenuity of the miners in various exhibitions and you can look at the original mining installations outdoors. One of the highlights is the famous man engine, an adventurous but effective method to get quickly into great depths.
There is a large network of hiking trails (Harz Club) which is very well signposted. Nordic Walking routes are also well signposted. For the more adventurous you can walk from Clausthal Zellerfeld to Goslar. This is a 16.36 km Hike in Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany. The Hike has a total ascent of 198.0 m and has a maximum elevation of 764.0 m.
The VOLKSBANK ARENA resin is a huge network of signposted routes for mountain bikers in three difficulty levels (currently 62 routes, 1,800 km circuit, 50,000). Seven MTB circular routes start directly at the tourist information in Zellerfed (mountain Str. 31): O 4 Mirror Valley trail - family tour (23 km
Clausthal-Zellerfeld-Buntenbock (or Clausthal-Zellerfeld/Buntenbock) in Germany is a tiny ski resort with just one ski lift with only 50 metres (164 feet) of vertical descent. Clausthal-Zellerfeld-Buntenbock (or Clausthal-Zellerfeld/Buntenbock) has 0.3 kilometers (0 miles) of pistes.
Enjoy a quaint, renovated half-timbered house dating back to the 18th century in the centre of Clausthal-Zellerfeld. Quiet romantic courtyard. 2 double rooms available. Also available the Hayloft with a steam sauna in the bathroom and the Stable with a whirlpool bath.
The original church was destroyed in the great fire in 1634. It was decided to replace it with a wooden church, which was completed in 1642. It is now the largest wooden church in Germany and can seat up to 2200 people. Inside you have a massive organ and a great altar.
The site is located in the middle of the Harz Mountains near Clausthal-Zellerfeld at an altitude of 600 metres. The camp site is surrounded by forests and lakes. There is a restaurant and shop on site. The Reception staff speak English, German and Polish.
This is a luxury hotel in a central location. It's facilities include massage and sauna. The hotel is set beside various outdoor routes for walking and mountain biking and cross country skiing. It also offers a vaulted cellar restaurant.
Traditional specialities to the Hotel such as Saffron pasta with Möhrenpesto and goat's cheese in lemon marinade Harz red Höhenvieh with Quince, Chestnut mousse with Bratapfel sauce Selection of fine wines.
The restaurant prides itself on good customer service combined with good, well presented food of high quality, they offer children's menus and a wide variety of dishes - check the website for the menu
This 4* hotel has a long history and was first opened in 1690. It has a central location close to many of the tourist sights. It offers a good restaurant with various specialities on the menu.
Chalet Apartment with terrace. Free Wi-Fi. Barbecue area. There is also a free infra-red sauna! Set in the Harz National Park but only a 3-minute drive to the shopping centre.
This museum is housed in the main building of the Technical University. The collections of the Technical University are among the largest in Germany.
3* guest house with disabled facilities and pleasant garden. Country House Style furnishings. Pets welcome. Satellite TV and Wi-fi available.
3* Hotel, free wi-fi and parking. Children under 6 stay free. All rooms have a TV with satellite channels and work desk. Pets are allowed.
They have a range of good fresh food on offer, including many streaks and traditional German cuisine. Parties can be catered for on request.
Dietzel House. The Tourist Information Centre is based in Dietzel House a wonderful historic building. Just off the main street.
4 * Guest House. Free wi-fi and free parking. Under 3's free, other children's rates available. Ski storage available.
This cellar club is run by students and often has special events taking place. It has a cocktail menu.
Located in a sunny clearing in the forest, they cook locally sourced cuisine.
Low cost supermarket chain. Other shops are also inside the complex.
Indoor swimming pool, with sauna, solarium and bikini bar.
Many specialities as well as various steaks available
Butchers shop which sells specialities eg venison.
Pizza parlour, check website for special offers.
Hartly Harz food and various specialities.
Clausthal-Zellerfeld consists of two towns: Clausthal and Zellerfeld. The towns were merged in 1924. Buntenbock was added in 1972 it has 700 residents and is about 3 km south of Clausthal The University was opened in 1775 and used to be a school for children and a centre for mining apprentices. In 1864 it was established as a Mining Academy, and also taught physics, chemistry, mathematics and engineering. Today the University has about 3000 students. Clausthal's focus is on university life and the business world, where as Zellerfeld is the tourist centre of the city. The "culture mile" is worth a visit- the St. Salvatoris church with a famous altarpiece by Werner Tübke, the Upper Harz Mining Museum, Kunsthandwerkerhof the former mint. Also every Thursday evening from May to October there is the Zellerfelder popular farmers market. The town offers free parking on Adolph-Roemer-Straße in Clausthal just a stroll through a variety of retail outlets. The houses in the town are built in the style of the typical upper Harz, which are a good photo opportunity. In the town you can buy various local specialities, such as meat and sausages. Why not try the Harzer witch bread (confectionery Meier), which is produced only in Clausthal-Zellerfeld or the Clausthal Elixir (rats pharmacy). Both parts of the city have some beautiful historic buildings. In Clausthal is the Market Church "To the Holy Spirit". The original church was destroyed by fire in 1634. It was replaced with a wooden church, which was completed in 1642. It is now the largest wooden church in Germany and can seat up to 2200 people and boasts a massive organ and a great altar. In the south-western corner you can find an alabaster carving of the story of Christ. In Zellerfeld, you can find many craftsman's houses, which have been rebuilt after the fire in 1672. One of the main crafts was the production of silver and gold coins. Special laboratories were designed and built to separate the gold . In 1978 it was converted into a glass-blower craftsman shop. Today you can watch the old traditional craftsmen close up and discover how the glass is blown.