Volkmarsweg 16, Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, 38104, Germany
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Kattreppeln - Cats' Tussle
In the main pedestrian shopping street you'll come across this stone pillar with many bronze cats. The monument refers to the smaller side street with the funny name Kattreppeln, which in old dialect transtates to "cats' tussle". Cats used to like the once quiet side street, that's why it got the name.
Location: corner Hutfiltern - Damm - Kattreppeln
This is presently a Protestant Lutheran cathedral and was erected by Henry the Lion during the years 1173-1195. Henry the Lion chose the church as his place of burial and was buried there in 1195 next to his wife Mathilde. The tomb of the Duke and Mathilde in the nave of the cathedral originates from around 1250 and is made of muschelkalk and is therefore considered an important work of medieval stone sculpture.
The State Museum features an in-depth look at land history and its relations with Europe. It represents all aspects of art, culture, history and nature in Lower Saxony and Germany and even the historical building it is housed in is worth a look.
My guidebook mentioned this land museum in Braunschweig is much better than its equivalent in Hanover and though I have never been to the latter, this one was really great and I reccomend it. And much bigger than I thought - you really need a couple of hours at least.
I found the inflationary notes really interesting - one was for 200 billon Deutschmarks!! The depiction of Braunschweig before and after the 'bombennacht' on 15th October 1944 were interesting although horrifying.The admission price is an affordable 2.50 Euro and it is open every day except for Monday with extended hours on Thursday evenings.
MUSEUMS: Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum
The Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum is one of the big art museums in Germany, based on the collection of Duke Anton Ulrich of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (1633-1714).
The collection's focus is on Dutch paintings from the 17th century. All the big names from Rembrandt to Rubens and Vermeer are to be found here.
Opening hours: Tues and Thurs - Sun 10-17, Wed 13-20
The museum's remarkable collection of medieval art is on display in Dankwarderode castle at Burgplatz.
Welcome to BRAUNSCHWEIG
Braunschweig, also called Brunswick, is situated in Lower Saxony. It is a commercial and industrial center and attracts with its narrow streets and gabled, half-timbered houses. The main attraction is the Romanesque Cathedral of Saint Blasius. The city became popular due to Henry the Lion, who lived here. Today it is the second largest city in Lower Saxony with a population of about 235,000.
Extremely helpful website: http://www.braunschweig.de/e/index.html