With around 250,000 residents, Braunschweig is Lower Saxony’s second largest city and a popular destination for city trips and cultural tours. There is plenty to explore in the “city of lions”: old buildings showcasing centuries of architectural history give an impression of Braunschweig’s eventful past as a Hanseatic city influenced by the Royal House of Hanover. Beautiful parks and natural landscapes along the Oker river, the winding alleys in the Magniviertel district and the Old Town are perfect places to take a stroll. Braunschweig boasts independent boutiques and international household names, making it an attractive place to shop. A number of visitors travel to the city for its excellent museums, such as the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum and the Kunstverein Braunschweig art institution, as well as its renowned theatres, most notably the historic Staatstheater. Popular events such as the Burgplatz-Open-Air with outdoor theatre performances enhance the eclectic cultural offerings. And best of all: everything that makes Braunschweig a major city is just a short walk away.
City Center Braunschweig
Braunschweig city centre is known for its excellent shopping facilities, and visitors who stay here rave about their trip. Local markets and events with a rich and colourful programme regularly…
The Braunschweiger Löwe (Brunswick Lion) statue
The majestic Braunschweiger Löwe (Brunswick Lion) statue takes pride of place in the centre of the Burgplatz square, surrounded by Dankwarderode Castle and Brunswick Cathedral.
Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum
The Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum is an art museum in the federal state of Lower Saxony. Not only is it one of the oldest museums in Europe (it was opened in 1754), it is also one of the world’s most…
Residential palace in Brunswick
Right in the middle of the city lies the Guelph Palace, known as the Residenzschloss.
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