Notable people

commemorative plaque for Galka Scheyer. LTR: Axel Walter Schmidt (homeowner), Dr. Anja Hesse (head of cultural affairs), Dr. Jörg Munzel (civic foundation Braunschweig e. V.)© Jörg Scheibe

Following the BLIK design scheme, commemorative plaques of notable people have been installed throughout Braunschweig to raise both resident and visitor public awareness of people who have made a lasting contribution to shaping the city and its development.

The plaques portray both native-born residents and those who have made Braunschweig the focal point of their lives and work, describing how they have served the community in a wide array of social and professional fields, such as economics, culture, politics, sports, and many others.

The project Persönlichkeitstafeln (Notable People Plagues) is a joint project, organized by the Stadt Braunschweig (City of Braunschweig) and the Bürgerstiftung Braunschweig (Civic Foundation Braunschweig), funded primarily through private initiative.

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Picture credits

  • Jörg Scheibe