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Braunschweig Travel Guide: 171 reviews and 545 photos

Braunschweig has a long and colourful history. Heinrich der Lowe chose Braunschweig as his residence in the 12th Century and its origins are as a busy trading centre. About 90% of the main area of Braunschweig was destroyed in the Allied bombings of WW2 but much has been restored and rebuilt.

Braunschweig is the perfect place to spend a weekend if you are visiting Germany. It does not have all the hustle and bustle of centres such as Berlin or Hamburg. It has every amenity and a day could easily be idled away simply browsing its many shops. It also has a variety of parks and museums that may also be of interest.

The main walking area of Braunschweig can be covered on foot without any problems. Wolfenbuttel another lovely town to visit is not far from Braunschweig and the Harz Mountains and Hanover are approximately only an hour away.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Parks, shopping and architecture
  • Cons:It seems that on Sunday the town is almost deserted
  • In a nutshell:Definitely worth a visit
  • Intro Updated Oct 29, 2004
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  • fabrice's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2009 at 3:11 AM

    very beautiful city, I did not know

  • MEdelmann's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2005 at 8:49 AM

    Nice page about Braunschweig. I will go there on Sunday for a business trip.. if there is some time left I would like to look around. Your tips could be very helpful. Have a nice day, Manfred

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2005 at 9:17 AM

    You found a good place to live and work in Germany. I've always liked Braunschweig (been there a couple times on business and once to attend an opera premiere), but judging from your tips there seem to be a lot more things I haven't seen yet.

  • biztraveler's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2005 at 3:54 AM

    I visited Braunschweig last Sunday and your tips were very hepful! Thanks!

  • chancay's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2005 at 2:32 AM

    Great page about "your" Braunschweig. Very complete and interesting write up!! ...300 sun days sound really nice ;-D

  • ombre's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2005 at 8:18 AM

    why do these german places have such german sounding names how the hell do you spell braunschweig oh i just did

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2005 at 3:16 AM

    Guten Abend Col'. Gr8 write up on your Deutsch home. Makes me want to come & visit it. Who knows might even try an eis Cafe. Liebe gruesse.

  • Gentleman75's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2005 at 5:10 AM

    You chose a very nice temporary home! And You made a so great page about it!

  • Henkster's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2004 at 4:39 AM

    Braunschweig is one of the most beautiful places in northern Germany - much nicer than the state capital of Hannover. I also recommend Celle in this area! Great page!

  • Knoto's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2004 at 10:12 AM

    Again, wonderful Work!!!


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