Infobox German Location
Art = Stadt
image_photo = Braunlage 1900.jpg
imagesize = 250px
image_caption = Braunlage about 1900
Wappen = Wappen Braunlage.svg
lat_deg = 51 | lat_min = 43 | lat_sec = 37
lon_deg = 10 | lon_min = 36 | lon_sec = 43
Bundesland = Lower Saxony
Landkreis = Goslar
Höhe = 560
Fläche = 21.70
Einwohner = 5091
Stand = 2006-06-30
pop_ref = [cite web|title=Bevölkerungsfortschreibung|url=http://www1.nls.niedersachsen.de/statistik/|author=Niedersächsisches Landesamt für Statistik |language=German]
PLZ = 38700
Vorwahl = 05520
Kfz = GS
Gemeindeschlüssel = 03 1 53 003
Gliederung = 3 districts
Straße = Herzog-Johann-Albrecht-Str. 2
Website = [www.braunlage.org]
Bürgermeister = Stefan Grote
Partei = SPD
Braunlage is a town and health resort in the Goslar district in
Lower Saxonyin Germany. It lies within the Harzmountain range, south of the Brocken.
Nowadays Braunlage's main business is tourism, particularly ski tourists. Good ski resorts nearby are the Sonnenberg and the slopes on the Wurmberg.
The town consists of three districts:
* KönigskrugBraunlage is situated at the "
Bundesstraßen" No. 4 running from Braunschweigto Nordhausenand No. 27 from Blankenburg to Göttingen.
Braunlage started out as a pit settlement in the forest first mentioned as "brunenlohe" in a 1253 deed, which was revived, when the Counts of Blankenburg established an
ironworksin 1561. With the County Braunlage fell to the Duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel in 1599. In the 17th century it was a small market town, finally in 1934 it received town privilegesand the municipal status as a health resort.
In 1963 it became the location of the longest
gondola lift(of Northern Germany), with a length of 2.8 kilometers and a height difference of 400 meters to the mountain station on the Wurmberg mountain, see Wurmberg Aerial Tramway.
7 May, 1964 Gerhard Zuckerdemonstrated on the Hasselkopfhill a flight of mail rockets. One of these rockets exploded, killing three people.
Culture and sights
The local hockey team "Harzer Wölfe" is an important part of the northern German Ice Hockey Culture.
* [http://www.braunlage.org/ Braunlage Tourism] de icon
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