Goslar was a member of the Hanseatic alliance for almost 300 years. However the city did not rely on the membership to make profit from long-distance trade, but to be able to hold its own against its neighbours. In particular Goslar focused on the trade in copper and silver, but also in the export of beer and slate extraction. However as Goslar predominantly traded with cities in the region, the Hanseatic trade never had priority there.
The Town Hall at Markt 1
The building’s foundation walls date back to the middle of the 15th century, but for more than 400 years extensions were added. It has always been what it still is - the office of Goslar’s First Mayor.