Braunschweig Travel Guide

Braunschweig is a city in Germany located in the state of Lower Saxony. It is the second largest city in the state.

Things to see and do in Braunschweig

Braunschweig Cathedral

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 

Dankwarderode Castle

Dankwarderode Castle

The original castle was built as residence of Henry the Lion in the 12th century.

Today it is the exhibition centre 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 surroundings area of the Magni Kirche there are many small stores and cafés.

Hinter der Magnikirche 7, 38100

Botanical Garden

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 flora.

Humboldtstraße 1, 38106

Braunschweig Palace

Braunschweig Palace

The Braunschweig Palace was residence of the dukes from 1753 to 1918.

The building accommodates the city library, archives and the Schlossmuseum.

Schloßstraße 1, 38100 

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

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

Best Western City Hotel

Best Western City Hotel©Best Western

The Best Western City Hotel Braunschweig is a 5-minute walk from the Burgplatz.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, safe, minibar.




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



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 

Steigenberger Parkhotel

Steigenberger Parkhotel©Steigenberger Parkhotel

The Steigenberger Parkhotel is a 10-minute walk from central Braunschweig.

Rooms are modern and equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar.


Malls and Department Stores

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

Galeria Kaufhof

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 


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, LeipzigKassel.


Hannover – 66 km

Bremen – 176 km

Magdeburg – 98,5 km

Leipzig – 209  km

Kassel – 154 km

Frankfurt – 340 km

Munich – 604 km

Berlin – 235 km

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