Lange Herzogstraße is Wolfenbüttel's pedestrian mall. The straight street leads through the whole length of the old town. The half-timbered houses contain all kinds of small shops, cafes etc. The chains have arrived, but many of the shops are still run by local owners, so they are not 'the same stuff you find everywhere' but have their particularities.
My photos were taken on Boxing Day when all the shops were closed, that's why the street looks so empty! On normal weekdays it will of course be as busy as a shopping mall can be.
What to buy: You'll find about everything, although not in big city variety and choice.
Address: Lange Herzogstraße
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What to buy: This is the main shopping precinct in Wolfenbuettel and it is lined with beautiful, historical half-timbered housing. If you look closely at the buildings (once merchant houses) you can see the hatches through which goods in former times were hoisted up to the attics for storage.
You can find smaller shops and quaint cafes along this stretch as well as bigger chain stores such as Karstadt. It is a lovely place to do a spot of shopping. I vant shake the feeling that it is sometimes a 'waste' for these beautiful old houses to serve merely as shops. Sigh. That is probably my Australian lack of all things historic coming through!!