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Herzberg am Harz

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Herzberg am Harz is a town in the Göttingen district of Lower Saxony, Germany.GeographyHerzberg is situated on the southwestern rim of the Harz mountain range and the Harz National Park. Natural monuments in the surrounding area include the Unicorn Cave, the Karst Trail, and the Rhume Spring.The town centre is located on the Sieber river, about 32km northeast of Göttingen and 90km southeast of the state capital Hanover. The municipal area comprises the villages of Lonau, Pöhlde, Scharzfeld, and Sieber.HistoryHerzberg Castle in the Duchy of Saxony was first mentioned in a 1143 deed. A hunting lodge at the site was already erected from 1024 to 1029 by King Lothair II. It was seized by the Saxon Welf dynasty in 1144 and in 1158 became a property of Duke Henry the Lion with consent of the Hohenstaufen emperor Frederick Barbarossa.
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