Braunschweig is a city in Germany located in the state of Lower Saxony. It is the second-largest city in the state.
How to spend 1 day in Braunschweig Germany
In this 1-day itinerary in Braunschweig, discover the main attractions of the city.
Day 1 in Braunschweig
Start the day by exploring the old city center. Visit the Burgplatz, a square that includes several historic buildings such as the Dankwarderode Castle, the Braunschweig Cathedral, and a copy of the Romanesque statue of the Lion of Braunschweig (Burglöwe).
Head to Altstadtrathaus located near Burgplatz. In the square are located the Old Town Hall building and the Martinikirche.
800 meters (0.5 miles) from Altstadtrathaus is the Schlossmuseum located in a 19th-century palace.
Visit the Magni Kirche located in Magniviertel, an area with cobblestone streets, small shops, and cafes. Another nearby attraction is the Happy Rizzi House, named after artist James Rizzi, who unusually painted the house.
Head to the Bürgerpark, a 42-hectare public park located 850 meters (0.5 miles) from Happy Rizzi House. Another attraction is Schloss Richmond, a palace built between 1768 and 1769 surrounded by an English Garden.
Things to see
- Burg Dankwarderode
- Braunschweig Cathedral
- Altstadtrathaus Braunschweig
- Magni Kirche
- Happy Rizzi House
- Schloss Richmond
Sights in Braunschweig
1. Braunschweig Cathedral
The Braunschweig Cathedral is a large Lutheran church built between 1173 and 1195.
It is one of the symbols of the city.
Dompl. 5, 38100
2. Dankwarderode Castle
The original castle was built as the residence of Henry the Lion in the 12th century.
Today it is the exhibition center for the Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum.
Burgpl. 4, 38100
The Burgplatz is a famous square where the Dankwarderode Castle and the cathedral are located.
The Altstadtmarkt is a square built in the 12th century.
The St. Martini-Church, the Gewandhaus, and the Town Hall offer one of the most remarkable Gothic architecture ensembles in the city.
The Magniviertel is among the oldest quarters in the city.
In the surrounding area of the Magni Kirche, there are many small stores and cafés.
Hinter der Magnikirche 7, 38100
6. Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden was founded in 1840. It currently houses about 4,000 plant species, which is about 1.5% of the world’s flora.
Humboldtstraße 1, 38106
7. Braunschweig Palace
The Braunschweig Palace was the residence of the dukes from 1753 to 1918.
The building accommodates the city library, archives, and the Schlossmuseum.
Schloßstraße 1, 38100
8. Richmond Palace
The Richmond Palace was built between 1768 and 1769. It is located in the south of Braunschweig.
The palace and the adjacent buildings are surrounded by an English landscaped park.
Schloss Richmond, 38124
9. Old Town Hall
The Old Town Hall was built between the 13 and 15 centuries. It is among the most significant medieval town halls in Germany.
Altstadtmarkt 7, 38100
Where to stay Braunschweig
1. Best Western City Hotel Braunschweig
©Best Western Braunschweig
The Best Western City Hotel Braunschweig is a 5-minute walk from the Burgplatz.
Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, safe, minibar.
2. Intercity Braunschweig
The Intercity Braunschweig is located 1,8 km from the Altstadt.
Rooms are equipped with a flat-screeen TV, safe, minibar.
Willy-Brandt-Platz 3, 38102
3. Mercure Braunschweig
The Mercure Braunschweig is located 1,1 km from the Dankwarderode Castle.
Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar.
Berliner Pl. 3, 38102
4. Steigenberger Parkhotel Braunschweig
©Steigenberger Parkhotel Braunschweig
The Steigenberger Parkhotel is a 10-minute walk from central Braunschweig.
Rooms are modern and equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar.
5. Pentahotel Braunschweig
Located in the city center within walking distance of the Burgplatz, the Pentahotel Braunschweig offers modern and cozy accommodation.
The rooms have a flat-screen TV and a desk.
The hotel has a gym.
Auguststraße 6, 38100 Braunschweig, Germany
The Frühlings-Hotel is located in a beautiful building a 2-minute walk from the historic Altstadtmarkt square.
The rooms are cozy and have a flat-screen TV, desk, and minibar.
Bankpl. 7, 38100 Braunschweig, Germany
Malls and Department Stores in Braunschweig
1. Schloss Arkaden Braunschweig
The Schloss Arkaden Braunschweig is located 190 meters from the Schlossmuseum.
Brands: Mango, Marc O´Polo, New Yorker, Pandora, Swarovski, Saturn, Douglas.
Ritterbrunnen 1, 38100
2. Galeria Kaufhof Braunschweig
Galeria Kaufhof is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.
The company features brands like Esprit, S. Oliver, Tom Taylor, Gerry Weber, Tommy Hilfiger, Bugatti, Olymp.
Bohlweg 72, 38100
3. Karstadt Braunschweig
Karstadt is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.
The company features brands like Cacharel, Clarins, Coach, Desigual, Estée Lauder.
Poststraße 4-5, 38100
Plan your Trip
Braunschweig has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Hannover, Bremen, Magdeburg, Leipzig, Kassel.
Hannover – 66.6 km (41.4 miles)
Bremen – 171 km (106 miles)
Leipzig – 209 km (130 miles)
Kassel – 154 km (95.6 miles)
Frankfurt – 340 km (212 miles)
Munich – 604 km (375 miles)
Berlin – 236 km (146 miles)
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