Visit to the Altstadtmarkt (Old Town Square)
The influence of the Hanseatic League can still be felt today in the centre of the "Altstadt" (Old Town), which was established in the 12th century. The Altstadtrathaus (Old Town Hall) is adorned with the "Braunschweiger Elle", a linear measure with a length of 57.07 centimetres, which served as a control measurement for trade. The Gewandhaus, the former store, sales and guild house of the cloth merchants, now houses two restaurants.Read more
A round trip on the Oker river
The Oker river with its green banks surrounds the city centre like a ring. Until 1764, the Oker was an important trade route for the transport of goods. During a leisurely raft trip or a sporty canoe tour, guests and locals can still discover the city from the Oker today.Read more
A visit to Kohlmarkt square
The Kohl(en)markt with the Haus zur Rose used to be a storage place for Mumme barrels and charcoal. Today, it is a central meeting place in the city centre and provides the backdrop for numerous events. Its character lies in the variety of historical façades from different eras.Read more
A visit to the Magniviertel
In the Magniviertel, one of the oldest districts of Braunschweig, architecture from the Hanseatic era can still be discovered today. Small cafés and owner-operated shops invite you to stroll along narrow alleys and past half-timbered houses. The house at Ackerhof 2 bears the oldest inscription on a half-timbered building in Germany: Anno M CCCC XXX II (1432).Read more
The Alte Waage (Old Weighing House) was rebuilt in 1534 as the weighing and storage house of Braunschweig's Neustadt (New Town) on the site of a "Waaghus" first mentioned in 1401, but was then completely destroyed in 1944. Since 1994, the five-storey, free-standing reconstruction of the half-timbered building has dominated the Wollmarkt as the largest, most imposing half-timbered structure in Braunschweig.Read more
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Braunschweig is situated on the A 2 motorway between Hanover in the west and Magdeburg in the east. Braunschweig city centre can be reached in a few minutes via the A 391 Westtangente (west tangent), the link between the A 39 and the A 2. The A 39 leads from Wolfsburg via Braunschweig to Salzgitter and on to the A 7.
Deutsche Bahn provides Braunschweig with the fastest ICE/IC and EC connections.
Braunschweig is a destination for various long-distance coach providers from all over Germany.
Hannover-Langenhagen International Airport is only 60 kilometres away and Hamburg International Airport is only 220 kilometres away. From Berlin, the ICE train to the Lion City takes just over 90 minutes.