With around 250,000 residents, Brunswick 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 Brunswick’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. Brunswick 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 Brunswick 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 Brunswick a major city is just a short walk away.