Right in the middle of the city lies the Guelph Palace, known as the Residenzschloss. After its destruction, the facade was completely restored using original architectural elements. The Schlossmuseum (Palace Museum) presents the varied history of the palace since
its construction in the period 1833 to 1841.
Before the gates of the city lies Richmond Palace, an outstanding example of late-Baroque architecture. The palace was built in a superb location above the Oker, while the adjoining park is laid out in the style of a classical English landscape garden. The Riddagshausen Europe Bird Reserve also serves as local recreational area and features idyllically situated lakes and the natural countryside around the Cistercian abbey.