Canoe on the Oker, © Christian Bierwagen
© Christian Bierwagen

Braun­sch­wei­ger Land

A journey through time

Discover the wealth of history in this region, which unveils the treasures of its past, the innovators of the present and the laboratories of the future to its visitors.
“ZeitOrte” (TimePlaces) are historic sites, such as unique geological phenomena, archaeological excavations, buildings or medieval ensembles. In the region’s many towns and cities, including Brunswick, Gifhorn, Wolfenbüttel and Wolfsburg Germany, visitors will find libraries of the Enlightenment, old factory premises, modern sites of art and architecture, museums of the future and world-renowned production sites.

Go on exciting expeditions through time in the towns and cities in the Braunschweiger Land (Brunswick Land):

  • Follow in the footsteps of the dukes of the Royal House of Hanover in medieval Brunswick.
  • Embrace the spirit of Baroque and the Enlightenment in Wolfenbüttel, where Gotthold Ephraim Lessing worked as a librarian in the ducal library.
  • Visit the cradle of industrialisation at the Ilseder Hütte mining site in the district of Peine and the history of steelmaking in Salzgitter.
  • Marvel at the world’s oldest power machines in Gifhorn’s International Wind- and Watermill Museum.
  • Take a look at the history and future of the inner German border with the “Grenzenlos – Wege zum Nachbarn” (Borderless – Routes to the Neighbour) project in Helmstedt. 
  • Explore the Schöninger Sperre at Schöninger research museum
  • Experiment in the futuristic Phaeno Science Center or find out all you need to know about mobility at Autostadt Wolfsburg.

Take all the time you need to explore the many ZeitOrte, and enjoy your time in the Braunschweiger Land.

Location of Braunschweiger Land in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) and famous sights



Gifhorn Castle, © Fotolia ©Udo Kruse -
© Fotolia ©Udo Kruse -

Gifhorn Castle

The old town market with its fountain, © Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH / Daniel Möller
© Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH / Daniel Möller


Overview of the Autostadt in Wolfsburg, © Autostadt / Nils Hendrik Müller
© Autostadt / Nils Hendrik Müller


View into the Markmorgen adventure quarry with early evening lighting, © NP Elm-Lappwald / Jürgen Kattenstroth
© NP Elm-Lappwald / Jürgen Kattenstroth

Elm-Lappwald Nature Park

The rolling landscape to the east of Brunswick is characterised by fertile loess hollows and mountain ranges with diverse forested areas. Here, you can find the Elm mountain range, with the largest…

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

Wolfenbüttel Palace

Wolfenbüttel Palace contains the only state and private apartments of the High and Late Baroque in Niedersachsen

Exterior view of the phaeno, © phaeno / Janina Snatzke
© phaeno / Janina Snatzke

phaeno Wolfsburg

From fire tornadoes to the “Hexenhaus” (witch's cottage), phæno is a world of adventure for the whole family

Gifhorn, © Südheide Gifhorn GmbH/Frank Bierstedt
© Südheide Gifhorn GmbH/Frank Bierstedt


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