Goseck Solar Observatory

The reconstruction
The Enclosure of Goseck is the earliest archaeological evidence of systematic sky observations. The impressive monument with a diameter of about 70 m was fully excavated and reconstructed at the original place according to the excavation results. Like 7.000 years before, when the facility was erected by stone age farmers, the path of the sun can be observed today again in the facility.  The special acoustics inside the facility leaves a lasting impression on the visitors apart from the optical effect of the stone age shrine.

The information centre
The palace Goseck houses the information centre of the solar observatory of Goseck.
A kind, family-friendly presentation illustrates the excavations in Goseck and explains the exiting phenomenon of the circular ditch facilities.

Opening times
Information centre:
April – October: Tue – Sun/
Bank holidays 10.00 – 18.00 h
November – March: Tue – Sun/
Bank holidays 11.00 – 16.00 h
Closed on Mondays and 24th December
The solar observatory is freely accessible throughout the whole year.

Contact and guided tours:
Information centre
Solar Observatory of Goseck
Schloss Goseck
Burgstraße 53
06667 Goseck
T: 03443 – 820 60 45
F: 03443 – 820 60 46
Public guided tours:
April – October:
Sun/bank holidays 14.30 and 15.15 h at the sun observatory