"Wonderful Wolfenbuettel" Wolfenbüttel by Colzy
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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.
This is a picteresque three-winged townhouse built in 1735 and is situated between the library and the schloss. The... more travel advice
This is the main shopping precinct in Wolfenbuettel and it is lined with beautiful, historical half-timbered housing.... more travel advice
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