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A major modern city with over 1,000 years of history

Altstadtmart in Braunschweig

Braunschweig (Brunswick) with its historic sites and authentically preserved city quarters, its contemporary architecture and vibrant cultural scene, has a lot to offer. With a population of approx. 250,000, Braunschweig is the largest city between Hannover and Berlin and an attractive destination for many cultural and city travellers. As the residential city of Guelph Duke Henry the Lion and later imperial city under the reign of Otto IV, Braunschweig in the middle ages was one of the most significant German trade centres in central Europe as well as one of the founding members of the Hanseatic League. Impressive buildings and historycharged squares which characterize the cityscape to the present day bear witness to the city’s over 1,000-year history. Even today, the spirit of the Guelphs still makes its presence felt in the Lion City. Besides museums of art and cultural history, top-level research and innovative business enterprises have their home here. Braunschweig is the leading centre for shopping in the region. The attractive city centre with its metropolitan

flair and short distances offers a wide range of shopping opportunities and inviting places to go for a meal or a drink. The river Oker and numerous delightful park landscapes surround the city like a ring and invite visitors to linger there.

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Worth seeing

Dankwarderode Castle

Henry the Lion had this castle built in around 1175 as a residence inspired by the imperial palaces of the time. It was completely rebuilt following many alterations and fire damage from 1887 to 1906 in a historicized manner. The castle now accommodates the mediaeval section of Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum: In the „Knappensaal“ hall, some of the Guelph treasures are on display as well as valuable liturgicalclothing and the original Braunschweig Lion. On the upper floor there is a splendid great hall.

Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum

After extensive redevelopment, one of the oldest public Museums on Europe is re-opened: the Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum. Visitors can experience 4,000 works of art from 3,000 years on 4,000 square meters of exhibition space, including works by Cranach, Dürer, Giorgione, Rembrandt, Rubens and Vermeer.

Weihnachtsmarkt in Braunschweig / Christmas Market in Braunschweig

Christmas Market around the Castle Lion in Braunschweig

Christmas Market in Braunschweig 2018: 29 November to 29 December

In front of the magnicent historic background of the old quarter around the St. Blasii Cathedral, around 150 artisans, crafts people and market vendors invite you to Braunschweig’s Christmas market from November 29 to December 29. In all of Northern Germany, it is considered one of the most impressive and attractive Christmas markets. Its Tradition dates back to the year 1505. Extraordinary guided tours of the city, its museums, theatres and inner-city shopping landscape are features that promise an eventful stay in Braunschweig.

Events

Braunschweiger Karneval Schoduvel
11 February 2018 to 11 February 2018

Braunschweig Carnival Schoduvel – The biggest Carnival Parade in Northern Germany

The Braunschweig Carnival Parade with more than 200.000 visitors is the biggest one in all over Northern Germany.

2 June 2018 to 12 June 2018

Soli Deo Gloria

The Festival of classical Music excits each year with top class concerts.

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7 June 2018 to 17 June 2018

Festival Theaterformen in Braunschweig

The Festival Theaterformen has been showcasting the diversity of contemporary theatre from all over the world since 1990

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9 special tips:

  • Visit the State Theatre or one of many smaller stages
  • Rafting and canoeing tours on the river Oker
  • Shopping in the attractive city centre
  • Explore the city on a guided tour, e.g. a city history tour on foot, a ride on a vintage
    bus, and many others
  • Panoramic view from the 61-met city hall tower
  • Experience history up close in more than ten exciting museums
  • Castle Square Open-Air Festival
  • Visit the Jakob-Kemenate and the Brüdern monastery
  • Audioguide tour through mediaeval Braunschweig

Contact:

Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH
Touristinfo
Kleine Burg 14
D- 38100 Braunschweig
Tel.: +49 (0)531 4702040
touristinfo@braunschweig.de
www.braunschweig.de/touristinfo