"Wonderful Wolfenbuettel" Wolfenbüttel by Colzy

Wolfenbüttel Travel Guide: 45 reviews and 190 photos

I am convinced that Wolfenbuettel is one of the loveliest but seemingly almost forgotten towns in Germany. It's motto is 'take your time' which I find funny because thats exactly what you tend to do when visiting 'Wolfy' (please note that this affectionate way of referring to the town is not common amongst the native population and is probably just some Australiana creeping into my text - sorry!!!) It emerged from WWII virtually unscathed which is a miracle considering the mess that was made of the rest of this area in Germany.

Wolfenbuettel was probably settled in the 10th Century although first mention was in document dated back to 1118. From 1283 it was the preferred residence of a succession of Guelphic Dukes before the Royal seat moved to Braunschweig in about 1753.

Situated just south of Braunschweig in the state of Lower Saxony it is beautiful little town to visit. I really cant state its appeal enough - I highly reccommend a visit to get a feel of the 'real' Germany. You will not find loads of tourists and you will nt hear a word of English spoken which allows you to literally soak up the culture.

  • Last visit to Wolfenbüttel: Nov 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2009 at 2:37 AM

    i've studied old lessing many years ago - can't remember a damn thing about his work - but ta for the tips.

  • Sep 11, 2007 at 3:11 PM

    Great tips and photos, so nice to see it in sunshine!

  • Apr 26, 2007 at 4:38 PM

    I'm coming in July. Do you have any tips for things to do on a monday night?I understand Sundays are pretty boring, so we'll probably just drink and chill out at the hotel, but Monday night? Wolfenbuttel or Braunschweig would be cool.

  • Hermanater's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2006 at 6:07 AM

    Happy Birthday....great job on your pages...

  • Sjalen's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2005 at 1:58 PM

    Now I've been! Great place. By the way our Indian cookbooks DO have recipes with cabbage in curry! Guess it's spicier than German versions though :)

  • Jul 13, 2005 at 8:29 AM

    Hi Colleen! Great page - another lovely German Stadt I need to visit! Congratulations btw :))

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2005 at 2:34 AM

    Germany is terrific ;-D

  • Henkster's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2005 at 8:45 AM

    very interesting. Not so many Aussies in the north of Germany, i am sure. You MUST check out Bavaria, cause this is where Germanys most beautiful towns and cities are located.

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2004 at 3:54 AM

    Guten Tag Col. Beautiful main photo supported by very interesting tips. Germany is beginning to be a place I would like to visit thanks to pages like this one. Danke & liebe gruesse.


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