Along the Gose and Abzucht streams there are more than 40 locations where over the last 1000 years water was used to power mills. Today only one mill at the “Klapperhagen” still creaks away on the rippling waterway. It was built in the early 16th century and served later as both a cement- and a leather tanning mill.
Inside many parts of the historic back-shot water wheel technology and the mechanism for grinding oak bark to obtain tannic acid for tanning can still be seen. Interior viewing is made possible by appointment at the Goslar Museum next door.
Admission by appointment with the Goslar Museum or during a guided city tour.
Phone: 0049 (0) 5321-780620 or 43394