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Braunschweig Travel Guide: 171 reviews and 545 photos

Lion Meets Unicorn


Yes. This is home.

This is the town where I was born and spent the first 22 years of my life.

Braunschweig - Brunswick to the English speaking world - once was a proud, almost independent city. Unfortunately they never managed to gain the status of a free imperial city. The Dukes of Braunschweig, whom the citizens had kicked out, fought their way back and made Braunschweig their residence in the 18th century.

In World War II, Braunschweig was hit by 40 air raids. 90% of the city centre were destroyed. The beautiful old town burnt down.
Some important buildings were rebuilt after the war, others even moved. City planners followed the concept of "tradition islands" - certain spots where historical architecture was preserved and rebuilt while the rest of the city centre shows modern post-war style.

View of Braunschweig in 1945

  • Last visit to Braunschweig: Jan 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    Braunschweig looks very interesting with old and new. Like the cats' tussle :))

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2009 at 11:21 PM

    Hallo, Kathrin ! Hervorragende Architektur, viel Geschichte! Es lohnt sich, diesen Ort zu besuchen! Ich komme wieder!::::

  • german_eagle's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2008 at 8:25 AM

    Looks interesting, nice small city, eh? Could imagine it provides everything for a good life. Love the Till Eulenspiegel tales. However, for me it's always Richard Strauss I think of first when hearing Till's name and about his pranks :-)

  • Kakapo2's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    What a fantastic link to all the Eulenspiegel stories! It will take me ages to read them all ;-))) Keep on doing your great work. Sissi

  • bonio's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2008 at 3:32 PM

    Interesting, thankyou

  • Knoto's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2008 at 12:25 PM

    Can`t wait for more......


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