Oker in Wolfenbüttel, © Stadt Wolfenbüttel
© Stadt Wolfenbüttel


Welcome to the place where culture meets cuisine and Lessing meets liqueur.

As the first planned Renaissance town, Wolfenbüttel became the residence of the Royal House of Hanover for more than three centuries. Left largely unscathed by the wars throughout history and preserved by the locals with love and understanding, Wolfenbüttel’s Old Town still harks back to the times of holding court with its 600+ half-timbered houses, the world-famous Herzog August Bibliothek (Herzog August Library), the Lessinghaus (home to Gotthold Ephraim Lessing), the first Protestant church and the glorious palace.

And as gardeners have lived and worked in the town for centuries, Wolfenbüttel's corners and squares are always in full bloom. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing lived, loved, worked and suffered here; this is where he wrote his plays “Nathan the Wise” and “Emilia Galotti”.

This is also where the world-famous Jägermeister herb liqueur was invented, and where the best kitchens have been built for Michelin-starred chefs from all over the world. New foodie concepts have been tried and tested using regional produce in these renowned institutions.

Map Wolfenbüttel


Wolfenbüttel, © Stadt Wolfenbüttel/ Christian Bierwagen
© Stadt Wolfenbüttel/ Christian Bierwagen

Guided Tour

Guided Tour
Main Church BMV, © Stadt Wolfenbüttel / Christian Bierwagen
© Stadt Wolfenbüttel / Christian Bierwagen

Main Church BMV

Historic old town of Wolfenbüttel, © Stadt Wolfenbüttel / Achim Meurer
© Stadt Wolfenbüttel / Achim Meurer

The Historic Old Town


Where to Sleep in Wolfenbüttel

Tourist-Information der Lessingstadt Wolfenbüttel

Löwenstraße 1
38300 Wolfenbüttel
Phone: +49 (0) 5331 / 86280