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