Germany - Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System

"The Upper Harz mining water management system, which lies south of the Rammelsberg mines and the town of Goslar, has been developed over a period of some 800 years to assist in the process of extracting ore for the production of non-ferrous metals. Its construction was first undertaken in the Middle Ages by Cistercian monks, and it was then developed on a vast scale from the end of the 16th century until the 19th century. It is made up of an extremely complex but perfectly coherent system of artificial ponds, small channels, tunnels and underground drains. It enabled the development of water power for use in mining and metallurgical processes. It is a major site for mining innovation in the western world." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Schone GruBe aus Goslar. Thanks to YL for mailing from Goslar. This postcard was missent to Taipei but fortunately arrived safely in Penang on December 16, 2014.

Postcard 2 - Upper Harz Water Management System
Schone Grube au dem Harz. Thanks to Janet of Germany.

Postcard 3 - Mines of Rammelsberg
Rammelsberg Mine. Thanks to Anja of Germany who visited this mine.

Postcard 4 - Historic Town of Goslar
Nice multi-view of Goslar. Cool stamps including UNESCO stamp. Thanks to Michaela of Germany.

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