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Braunschweig Staatstheater Once this city was a residence of Heinrich der Löwe. Today Braunschweig is a large cultural and economic center in the south-east of Germany. Travellers will definitely like walking on its cozy paved streets, shadowy parks and valleys, and visiting main cultural places of interest will make your rest unforgettable and even more fascinating.
Braunschweig is a charming city with a rich history. It will be interesting to relax here with the whole family. The most interesting sight for children is the local Arche Noah Zoo … Open
Burgplatz Square is known as the center of the city. It was founded yet in the medieval times. In the 12th century the square was extended by order of Heinrich der Löwe and there was installed the monument devoted to the duke – a figure of a powerful lion. The square is also the place for the magnificent Dankwarderode Castle – a former residence of the duke. The church of St Blasius and Fiveg House are located nearby. By the way, the statue of the bronze lion installed on the square is the copy of the medieval original, which is now stored in one of halls of the local fortress. The church of St Blasius was also built by order of Heinrich to immortalize the return of the duke from Palestine. Later the church became the home for the tomb of the duke and his wife Matilda. This tomb is considered one of the most important cultural values and is recommended for visiting. Another relic stored here has truly international fame and value. This is the wooden crucifix created by Imervard. Each year thousands of pilgrims come to this church to see the legendary sacred artifact by their own eyes.
You can finish your observation of Braunschweig’s places of interest by attending an excursion to an ancient town hall – a magnificent gothic building created during medieval times. The town hall is decorated by thick and solid columns that feature the figures of great leaders of that time and their wives. Here you will see the portraits of welfian and ottonian emperors, kings and dukes who greatly influenced on the history and development of the whole country. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In Braunschweig you will find more than two hundred different restaurants, cafes and bars. The city is rich in numerous eating places featuring absolutely different culinary trends, so … Open
Market Square is a favorite place to go for a walk for residents and town guests. Many beautiful historical buildings are located near it as well as the old fountain, which is one of the most unusual and interesting city symbols. Initially the main town well was located here. The well gave clear spring water to a local community. In 1408 a beautiful fountain, made of metal and stone, was built at this place. This unique monument in the gothic style has been preserved till the present days. The author of the beautiful fountain is not known for certain, and the fountain is decorated with many fascinating inscriptions and symbols.
Schlossmuseum Braunschweig Alter Waage is known as the oldest building in the city. This half-timbered house was built in 1543 and initially was used for a Town Hall. By the mid-19th century this unique cultural monument fell into desolation and was partly destroyed during the Second World War. Modern architects managed to renovate it fully only in 1991 using ancient drawings.
Arriving in Braunschweig, you should be prepared for some restraint of the local residents. The reason is their mentality - they do not let strangers get into their souls and will not tell … Open
Anton Ulrich museum is one of most amazing places of culture. It is named after its founder – the noble Herzog who founded his private museum in 1754. Herzog had a well-known collection of armory and pieces of art. First 100 years after the foundation of the museum the collection was displayed only for a narrow group of people. The official opening of the museum took place only in 1865. Nowadays the museum displays luxurious collection of furniture, centuries-old paintings and collector’s armory as well as precious interior decorations.
Braunschweig - Burg Dankwarderode There are many unique sightseeing attractions in town, a great example of which is the Happy Rizzi House. It is a picturesque office area, which consists of nine modern buildings. These office buildings remind of fairy tale houses, because their sides are fully covered with colorful illustrations. Another unique feature of these houses is their windows. You wouldn’t be able to find a pair of similar windows. Exploring this architectural sightseeing attraction may take you forever. It is especially popular among tourists with children.
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 … Open
Braunschweighas a great number of interesting monuments. One of the most unique ones is a monument to the homeless cats. This monument was installed in 1981 and since then catches attention of viewers with its vividness. The monument is quite big and you can make many nice pictures in front of it.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Braunschweig
♥   Castle 'Brunswick Palace' , 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fallersleben Castle' , 20.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Gifhorn Castle' , 24.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Harzburg' , 42.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Huysburg' , 47.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Braunschweig
♥   National Park 'Harz' , 54.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Hainich' , 132.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Braunschweig and around
♥   Art museum 'Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum' Braunschweig, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Braunschweig from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Gehry Tower

From the series “Twisted Spiral Buildings and Towers That Are Real”
The immediate erection of the building was preceded by a long and complex process of its modeling. Architects created a model for the construction at a scale of 1: 100, the parameters of which were calculated using advanced software. Thus, the architects were able to accurately calculate the parameters of the future building, which would make it as safe and functional as possible. Today, a strict building with a stainless steel facade is one of the outstanding architectural sights of Hanover. … Read further

Mittellandkanal

From the series “Greatest Man-Made Waterways and Channels”
The building of the Mittelland Canal took more than 50 years to complete. It is constantly being improved and reconstructed. In 1998 a new aqueduct across the Elbe was built and thus supplemented the structure of the canal. The Mittelland Canal is considered to be the most important architectural object for local residents, so there have been many efforts to preserve its historical appearance. … Read further
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