Clausthal-Zellerfeld

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Statistics
State: Lower Saxony
District: Goslar
Area: 33.96 km²
Population: 15,359 (12/31/2002)
Population density: 452.27/km²
Elevation: 535 - 600 m
Postal code: 38678
Area/distance code: 53-23 (053-23)
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Municipal code: 03153004
Car designation: GS
Arrangement of the city: 3 districts
Address of the city administration:
Website: www.clausthal-zellerfeld.de

Clausthal-Zellerfeld is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located in the southwestern part of the Harz mountains. Its population is 16,000.

Actually, it comprises are two towns: Clausthal and Zellerfeld were merged in 1924 to form an administrative unit, but they are still separate towns. Clausthal is well known for its old university and its magnificent buildings, while Zellerfeld is a typical tourist resort for hikers and winter sportsmen. Clausthal-Zellerfeld is the largest town that is situated in the mountains rather than on the edge.

Mining in the area began in the 16th century. It was stopped in 1930 because no ore was found anymore. Today, there are large remains of mines, which are now museums. The university of Clausthal was established in 1763 for the education of mining engineers. Today, it is a technical university for teaching engineering.

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