Braunschweig and its surroundings

Braunschweig has a lot to offer. With some 250,000 inhabitants, it is the largest city between Hanover and Berlin. And its future looks bright: the nationwide Zukunftsatlas Regionen ranking has confirmed that the region has excellent prospects and the best dynamics. But don't take our word for it – come and see for yourself!

Take a little shopping stroll and discover the lively inner city with its historic centre, the Burgplatz, and the half-timbered houses of the Magni area. Enjoy the diverse events offered by the Lion City, with plays, concerts, readings and numerous exhibitions at museums and art galleries.

Purest nature
Nature enthusiasts will love Braunschweig and will particularly enjoy canoeing on the Oker River or strolling through its many parks and forests. Those seeking even more green will be delighted to find themselves only 45 minutes by car from the Harz region, Northern Germany’s highest mountain range, with its wild rivers and many lakes. Here you can hike, climb, mountain bike or ski to your heart’s content.

Whether you want to experiment at the phaeno museum in Wolfsburg, trace Lessing’s footsteps in Wolfenbüttel or explore the Stone Age at the paläon museum in Schöningen, there are many attractive destinations all around Braunschweig. And Hanover, Hamburg, Berlin and Leipzig are just as easy to reach from here. (Photo: Klemens Ortmeyer)

For more information on the Lion City, please visit the website of the City of Braunschweig or follow the Lion City Blog [in German].

Getting here

Find out everything you need to know about getting here by bus, train or car and check out our site maps.

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