Not to be missed
Strolling through the Magni Quarter
In the Magni Quarter, you stroll over cobblestones, past numerous charming half-timbered houses and through small alleys. Individual specialist shops offer unusual and handmade products. Street cafés and restaurants invite you to take a break.
Climb up high / Bird's-eye view of Braunschweig
Whoever climbs the 154 steps of the Quadriga, the 161 steps of the Town Hall tower or the 389 steps of St. Andreas Church is rewarded with a wonderful view over the city. The entrance to the Town Hall tower is free! Tip: What can be seen from the Andreasturm (Andreas Tower) is shown in the app "Discover Braunschweig" using augmented reality.
Discover the city with the Braunschweig App
Allow the Braunschweig App to take you to the most beautiful places and attractions of the Lion City. You will thereby be guided through small alleys, passing delightful half-timbered houses and imposing squares.
Seduced by the enjoyment of art
4,000 works of art spanning 3,000 years displayed in an area of 4,000 square metres - with renowned masters and one of the most important collections of ancient art, it is one of the oldest museums in Europe and entices visitors to enjoy art at the very highest level.
See the city in model form
The townscape of Braunschweig has changed considerably over the centuries. In the Old Town Hall, a large wooden model shows the city as it was around the year 1600. Ditches, defensive walls and bastions characterised the City.
Get to know Braunschweig in a completely individual and independent way by going on one of the tours. The route itself is thereby the destination, as it takes you along beautiful paths, leading you to many small, enchanting places as well as to the major highlights of Braunschweig.
Wandering between monastery walls
The district of Riddagshausen was developed by Cistercian monks around 400 years ago. The traces can still be clearly seen today: old manor houses with thatched roofs, lovingly restored half-timbered buildings, and the monastery church. In the monastery garden, you can take a break between herbs, fruits and vegetables before experiencing the history of the order in the Cistercian museum.
Looking the true lion in the mouth
The symbol of the city stands proudly enthroned on the Burgplatz. It is, however, a replica. The original, which is around 850 years old, can be viewed in Dankwarderode Castle. The lion on the Burgplatz is a realistic reproduction of the original.
In Linné's footsteps
Become a plant researcher for a day: There is a lot to discover in the Botanical Garden of the Technische Universität Braunschweig with its approximately 4000 - in some cases, rare and endangered - plant species.
Experience the church in the city centre
Combine a visit to the Braunschweiger Dom (cathedral) with the 5-minute prayer service at 5 pm or a public guided tour. Many other churches in the city centre are also open for a pleasant rest.
Aegidienkirche (Aegidien Church)
A small oasis of peace can be found in the middle of the city centre in the Catholic Church of St. Aegidien, which directly adjoins Lessingplatz. A small square with half-timbered houses, a bench and a calming atmosphere as well as the interior of the only high-gothic church in Braunschweig, which is decorated with Romanesque ornamentation, invite you to take a relaxing break from your city tour or shopping spree.