Stolberg, Germany

Stolberg is a town on the southern part of the Harz Mountains. It is within the district of Mansfeld-Südharz, in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Stolberg covers 68 sq km (26 sq mi) and has a population of around 1,300 people (2012 estimate).

Stolberg began in around 1000 as a mining town. The name was derived from the word “Stollen” which means “tunnel” in German, hence Stolberg can be translated as “tunneled hill”. From Stolberg various minerals were extracted including iron, monel, silver, tin and gold.

Following the Napoleonic Wars, the Congress of Vienna in 1815 made Stolberg part of the Province of Stolberg within the Kingdom of Prussia. After the Second World War, it became part of East Germany until reunification in 1990.

How to go to Stolberg

From

Leipzig, head west on Autobahn 38 until Exit 13 where you head west to the town of Berga, then continue north on country route L236 (Stolberger Straße) until you reach Stolberg.

Places of Interest in Stolberg

  1. Alte Münde
  2. Birth house of Thomas Müntzer
  3. Großer Auerberg
  4. Josephskreuz
  5. Saigertower
  6. St Martini Church
  7. Stolberg Castle

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