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Culture of Braunschweig. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Altstadtmarkt Braunschweig was severely damaged during the Second World War, when was destroyed a significant part of historic buildings and priceless architectural monuments of the city. The restoration of some of the buildings continues even at the present time. As a rule, restoration works take place in the famous Braunschweig Castle and the building of "Old Scales". Several interesting excursion sites can be found in the downtown area, where you can see beautiful cathedral and several old churches - Magnikirche, Egidienkirche, Emmauskirche and Martinikirche. The city’s cathedral is surrounded by the old Burgplatz Square, where visitors will see a statue depicting the main symbol of Braunschweig - a lion.
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It should be noted that the statue is a copy of the previously installed monument. The original is considered a valuable museum artifact and is stored in one of the halls of Dankwarderode Castle. In addition to the beautiful church, curious tourists will surely see other interesting buildings on the square - Veltheimsche Haus and Huneborstelsches Haus. They are also of a great interest from an architectural point of view.
Tourists should definitely not forget to visit Landesmuseum, which occupies a large part of halls of Dankwarderode Castle. Here guests are welcome to attend an unusual exhibition of historical artifacts and household items of the first settlers of the city. While walking through the square, you can easily reach one of the oldest streets of Braunschweig. In this part of the city are located houses and mansions by many noble families. Several magnificent buildings have survived till the present days. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Visitors should also not forget to visit Altstadtmarkt Square, next to which you will find the building of Old Town Hall and several beautiful mansions. Braunschweig is also home to famous Anton Ulrich Museum. Founded in 1754 by the noble Duke, the museum has become the second museum in the world available for public. Today its visitors are welcome to observe rich collections of art objects, weapons and antique furniture. You can also get acquainted with the history of Braunschweig and learn about the most significant events in City Museum, which was opened in 1865.
Burg Dankwarderode fans of theater should definitely visit one of the city's theaters. State Theatre of Braunschweig is considered the most famous theatre of the city. Each year the theater hosts a few dozen of unforgettable premieres. Classical music lovers will enjoy watching concerts, which take place in Volkswagen Halle and Stadthalle centers. They are also the permanent venue of numerous exhibitions and sporting events. Therefore they also offer their guests a lot of interesting ways to spend their leisure time.
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Happy Rizzi House is without question the leader when we are talking about the most interesting attractions in Braunschweig. Another thing is, you would not be able to miss it for sure – the building stands out from the rest. This house was built in 2001 based on the project of Konrad Kloster. The building is a house painted with bright, memorable drawings inspired by the artist James Rizzi in the pop art style. There are offices located here, and when looking at a building, you cannot help but envy those who are fortunate enough to work here.
The Braunschweiger Dom, striking in its grandeur, is a religious monument built in 1173 in the Romanesque style. The cathedral has interestingly beautiful frescoes and valuable church artifacts – for example, a bronze candelabrum of the 13th century. Henry the Lion (it was by his orders that the church was built), as well as his consort and children, were buried in this church. Schloss Richmond is one place you must visit. It was erected in the 17th century, specifically for the English princess. The castle is elegant, although quite small. There are also several ancient exhibits here, which will definitely please history lovers.
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Veltheimsches Haus, a half-timbered house built in the year 1573, differs from other surrounding buildings by its unusual bay windows. There is also a very beautiful ribbon frieze here. It is one of the best examples of half-timbered architecture. However, the most unique religious monument is considered to be St. Pauli Kirche. This church was built in 1906 in the Gothic-Renaissance style. The Gothic spire burned down during World War II, and so far its reconstruction has not been planned. Also deserving of your visit is Eintracht Stadion. It is particularly worth visiting the building during an ongoing game, and the competitions are very interesting. In order to get away from the hustle and bustle of the world, you should endeavor to go to Prinz-Albrecht-Park.
Herzog naeher During your time in Braunschweig, you should make an attempt to visit museums. You will be pleased to learn that there are some very impressive ones, such as the Städtisches Museum, where you can learn more about the history of the city. Special attention is paid here to the period of the Second World War. There is also a collection of works of art of the 19th century. In the Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum, you can enjoy not only exhibits but also the beautiful architecture of the building. Here among the exhibits, you can find household items, weapons, furniture, portraits, clothes of different times, and, as in the previous museum, special attention is devoted to the Second World War.
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♥   Art museum 'Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum' Braunschweig, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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♥   Stiftskirche St. Servatius, Quedlinburg, 67.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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