Braunschweig Travel Guide

  • Reflection of Dankwarderode castle
    Reflection of Dankwarderode castle
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    State Theater Braunschweig
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Braunschweig Things to Do

  • Schlossplatz - statues and plaque

    If you visit the reconstructed palace, do not forge to pay attenion to some details on the square in front of it. The two equestrian statues depict Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand and Friedrich Wilhelm – both Dukes of Braunschweig. Though Braunschweig was first neutral in the Napoleonic wars, it joined the allies after Napoleon ordered the duchy to be...

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  • Happy Rizzi-Haus

    I like Rizzi illustration, but living in such a world would be a little too much for me. Although just called Rizzi-Haus, they are atcually a complex of 9 houses. Nevertheless, these houses are an unusual colorful addition to the cityscape of Braunschweig. The houses are appartment houses and are connected with each other. They were presented to...

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  • Rathaus (New Town Hall)

    The neogothic Rathaus was built between 1893 and 1900 to treplace the medieval town hall which was becoming too small for its purposes. In early plans, it was planned to built the new town hall on the place of Dankwarderode castle which was in a dSimilar to the Houses of Parliament in London or Vienna town hall, an imposant tower was added....

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  • Altstadtmarkt (Old town market square)

    Like in every other medieval town, the market square played an important role in everyday life. St. Martini Church, the old Town Hall and other important buildings, including the Guildhall (Gewandhaus), were installed here. Unusual for a medieval town, two important buildings are located at another square. The castle, representing feudal power, and...

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  • Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall)

    The old town hall is one of the oldest preserved town halls in Germany and dates from the 13th century. It is a fine example for high medeival Gothic architecture in this part of Germany. The 17 figures depict medieval German emperors and important peers and were most probably all placed there in 1455. The old medeival ell, the standard measurement...

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  • Gewandhaus (Cloth Merchant's Guildhall)

    The old market square (Altstadtmarkt) is dominated by the old town hall and a big guildhall. The latter is called Gewandhaus, the guild hall of the cloth merchants which was built in the 14th century. However, it is less noted for its size, but for the beautiful renaissance eastern façade. This façade was designed in 1590 but was destroyed in WWII....

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Braunschweig Restaurants

  • Named after an opera

    Since I'm a sucker for restaurants that are named after operas, I of course had to go to this one. It describes itself as Das gemütliche Bierhaus, but I was there on a Sunday evening when business was really slow, so it was too empty to be really gemütlich, which is an untranslatable word denoting a particularly German kind of coziness. Not that...

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  • Very friendly and cozy

    The friendly hostess took time from serving to chat away with us in English. It turns out she is from Montenegro, and she was curious to hear why two lads from Manchester were visiting Braunswcheig. We were just as curious to know what had brought her here. She looked out through the trails of rain sliding down the windows and said: 'I rang my...

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  • Traditional German food

    This was a great little resaurant serving traditional German food in a traditional German setting. The interior was lovely with its dark wood creating soft lighting. There were booths in the restaurant that allowed for cosy dinner conversation. The staff were also very efficient and friendly. I came here not long after I first arrived in Germany...

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Braunschweig Nightlife

  • Excellent brewpub

    We hit paydirt when we found this brewpub a few steps from our hotel. Their lager brewed on the premises was fantastic and during our very happy hour only 1.65EUR a glass!The central bar is a circle which encourages a convivial atmosphere with the friendly barstaff and other drinkers. As like all other German drinking establishments, they were...

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  • Magniviertel

    The pretty area around St Magni church has a range of restaurants and bars to see you through the night.

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  • The Wild Geese

    This is without a doubt THE BEST pub in Braunschweig. And not only due to the fact they broadcast rugby matches when noone else in town will! The only problem is getting the Australian game on ahead of those of the Europeans but I gave it a good fight :)The owner is such a nice guy. He is Irish and took over running the establishment from his...

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Braunschweig Transportation

  • By train to Braunschweig

    Although Braunschweig is located off the high-speed train line between Hanover and Berlin, its train connections are excellent for a city of its size. At least hourly connections are available to Hanover, Magdeburg, the Harz mountains and Wolfsburg. Long-distance trains (be aware that ICE and IC trains require different fares) run via Berlin,...

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  • Public Transport in Braunschweig

    Braunschweig offers a good network of public transport consisiting of several bus and tram lines. If you come to visit Braunschweig with a Niedersachsen-ticket from the Deutsche Bahn (German railway), you can use Braunschweig's buses and trams for free. Otherwise, you will find their actual fares on the BSVAG website via the link below (German...

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  • Cycling in Braunschweig

    Like many other German cities, Braunschweig was radically redesigned in the 1950s and 60s during the darkest ages of auto mania, so to this day the city is disfigured by numerous oversized streets for automobiles.In the meantime, however, they have also managed to build an extensive network of cycling lanes (using of course only a small fraction of...

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Braunschweig Shopping

  • Interesting modern architecture

    This is a department store in the centre of Braunschweig. I found this architecture quite interesting.

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  • Braunschweiger Liverwurst / Leberwurst

    I can not recall ever had it - my mom and my dad come from Braunschweig and in Braunschreig a "Braunschweiger" is something like a soft Salami - we call it Mettwurst.I have looked up the Internet and found an article that in the US the word "Braunschweiger Liverwurst / Leberwurst" was first used in 1867, but somehow it looks different from what I...

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Braunschweig Local Customs

  • Christmas Market

    The Christmas market in Braunschweig takes place in Burgplatz, the square surrounded by the Dom and the castle Dankwarderode in the heart of the city. It has in recent years extended all around the Dom and the castle and over to the square in front of the city hall. I like the market because of its setting among the historical buildings. The...

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  • Christmas Market

    From approximately the onset of advent you will find Christmas markets emerge in many German towns and cities and Braunschweig is no different. You will find locals, kids and adults alike, assembling at this festivity for the food, drink and gift stores. It is very unique and lots of fun. You will find glüwein (mulled red wine), eirlikör (a kind of...

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  • Fresh food anyone?

    On Wednesday and Saturday mornings there is a fresh food market held in the Alstadt markt opposite the old Rathaus. Make sure you bring a basket or bags because the produce is fresh and delicious at reasonable prices. Wherever the locals accumulate you know is a good thing. In summer, the variety of berries and the like is staggering and you have...

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Braunschweig Tourist Traps

  • Richmond - the favorite palace...

    by Armani23 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Richmond - the favorite palace of an English princess

    Those who always wanted to take a look inside the sumptuous Richmond Palace have their opportunity on Sundays. Duchess Auguste, the wife of Duke Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand and sister of King George III of England had this palace, with its style of classicistic severity and late barouque elements, built in 1768/69.

    In memory of her homeland, the Duchess gave her favorite palace an English name and also had the Duke's gardeners landscape the garden in the English style.

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Braunschweig What to Pack

  • Make sure you pack everything!

    Basically, you will find Braunschweig to have similar weather conditions to the rest of this region - entirely unpredictable! For example, the photo displayed here was taken at the very start of Autumn here outside my loungeroom window and you are looking at sleet. Sleet, for goodness sake! However, in saying that Braunschweig just experienced...

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  • Climate in Braunschweig

    Rainy season: There is no special rainy seasonAvg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 7 – 18°C ( 47 - 64°F ); min: 0 - 7°C ( 32 - 47°F )Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 21 – 22°C ( 70 - 71°F ); min: 10 - 12°C ( 50 - 53°F )Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 6 – 18°C ( 43 - 64°F); min: 1 - 8°C ( 34 – 48°F )Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 2 – 3°C ( 36 - 38°F); min: -1 - 0°C (...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Braunschweig Off The Beaten Path

  • Arche Noah Zoo

    The zoo with the imaginative name is situated in the South between the suburbs of Melverode and Stöckheim, close to lake Südsee. It is a small private zoo, so don't expect too much, but a nice option as a break from sightseeing or to entertain kids for an afternoon. When I was little I was a regular there (we lived nearby). Since then the zoo has...

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  • Medieval Kemenate (around 1300)

    Houses in medieval Braunschweig were usually built of wooden timberwork. Patrician families had a small stone house, called Kemenate from Latin caminus (oven, hearth) in the back of their courtyard which could be heated. This is where the family lived. These stone houses were comparatively fire-safe, so the vaulted basement served for storing...

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  • Renaissance House in Reichsstraße

    The renaissance house was built in 1630 for Mayor Georg Ackermann whose family crest is shown above the portal. The sculpted portal and oriel were added during the following years, they bear different dates in the 1630s. The date of construction is remarkable because it is in the middle of the Thirty Years War.The house was heavily damaged in World...

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Braunschweig Sports & Outdoors

  • Soccer club Eintracht Braunschweig

    Football club Eintracht Braunschweig is in season 2013-2014 competing in 1 German league Bundesliga.The residents of city are very proud on their football club,and there is many signs of suppurt for their club through the city.

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  • Canoeing and boating

    The Oker is a pleasant little river that is too small for commercial traffic but fine for canoes and other small boats. It flows right through Braunschweig, in fact it splits into two parts to go around the city center, which thus is on an island.There are several places to rent canoes and other boats. The one called "Bootsstation Braunschweig" is...

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  • Football in Germany

    Yes, they do play American football in Germany. That's my ex-teamate from Simon Fraser University, Ian, on the cover of the program. The team in Braunschweig is called the Lions.

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Braunschweig Favorites

  • Five Cities In One - Plus A Castle

    Medieval Braunschweig had a unique structure. It consisted of five separate cities: Altstadt, Neustadt, Hagen, Altewiek, Sack. Each of them had its own constitution, its own mayor and council, a city hall, market square and, except one, its own parish church. The castle in the centre, however, belonged to the Dukes of Braunschweig. All five cities...

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  • Half-Timbered Houses

    Half-timbered houses (Fachwerkhäuser) are the characteristic architecture in and around the low mountain ranges of central Germany. A timber framework is filled with wattle and daub. The whole old town of Braunschweig consisted of half-timbered houses before the war, it must have been beautiful. Allied air raids and the fire storm of October 1944...

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  • Beautiful Braunschweig

    Burgplatz is a wonderful initiation to Braunschweig. Not only is the square beautiful but it is also located in the centre of town and is therefore an excellent starting point for any sightseeing.The Landesmuseum and the Braunschweig Dom are also located within the square and the lovely Rathaus is only seconds away. I love Braunschweig's botanical...

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Landesmuseum Braunschweig
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Dom St. Blasii (Cathedral)
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Dankwarderode Castle
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Schlossmuseum - Palace Museum
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Braunschweig Lion / Castle Lion
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Quadriga on Braunschweig Palace
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Schloss Braunschweig - Brunswick Palace
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General German Bicycle Club (ADFC)
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Bicycle station
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Main railroad station
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Trams and buses
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Technical University Carolo-Wilhelmina
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The reconstructed Alte Waage
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Adult Education Center in the Alte Waage
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State Theater Braunschweig
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Richmond Palace and Park
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Old City Hall (Rathaus Altbau)
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In the State Theater
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Two schools under one roof
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Braunschweig University of Art
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Old railway station
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Burgplatz
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Landesmuseum
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Alte Waage
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St Nikolai Church In Melverode
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Kammergebäude - Chamber Building
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Landschaftliches Haus
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Dom: Lion Benches
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Dom St Blasii - Interior
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Dom: The Rose
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Dom St Blasii - the so-called Cathedral
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Burglöwe - The Lion Statue
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Richmond Palace
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Technical University
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Villa Salve Hospes and Kunstverein
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Alter Bahnhof - Old Train Station
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Ägidien Quarter
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St Ägidien Church: Interior
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St Ägidien Church
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