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Braunschweig Travel Guide: 171 reviews and 555 photos
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
Praised as Braunschweig's most beautiful half-timbered house, Alte Waage is a fake like the Schloss. An inscription on... more travel advice
The renaissance house was built in 1630 for Mayor Georg Ackermann whose family crest is shown above the portal. The... more travel advice
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