The Geopark Harz-Braunschweiger Land-Ostfalen (Germany)

The Upper Cretaceous Limestone Quarry Salzgitter-Salder: The Geopark Harz . Braunschweiger Land . Ostfalen  went on with the development of new geo-trails near Königslutter, Salzgitter, Braunschweig, Stolberg and at the Unicorn Cave/Harz. The project of the “16 Landmarks” was supplemented and partially renewed.  More than 700,000 landmark-leaflets were distributed by the end of 2006.

The highlights of 2006 were:

  • Start of the unemployment-project “50 Top”, an integration project for unemployed-people in cooperation with the cities Salzgitter, Braunschweig and the rural district Wolfenbüttel.
  • Appointment of the corporate Geopark advisory board
  • Commendation of the most important geotopes of Germany with seven geotopes in the Geopark.
  • Opening of the “Ice Age Garden” in Salzgitter-Salder

Further information:
Dr. Henning Zellmer h.zellmer@geopark-braunschweiger-land.de
Dr. Klaus Georgervh@harzregion.de