Of Frisians, Palatinates and Huguenots (for groups only)

Old Town Square© Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH/Gerald Grote

For centuries, people have travelled to Braunschweig – a city which looks back on 850 years of migration history.

People from Flanders and Friesland made it possible to build the city in the Middle Ages, English princesses and Italian ladies enlivened culture and French religious refugees brought new commercial ideas. This was the place where the first black African university professor (a former slave) received his school education.

This exciting tour retraces their steps and ends at the Altstadtmarkt, itself rich in history, with the legend of the district administrator and private banker Francesco Maria Capellini.

This tour can also be booked for groups in the following languages: German, English, Spanish, Chinese, Polish

Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH and Social Unit, Office for Migration Affairs, City of Braunschweig

on request
Meeting point
Heinrich Fountain (see city map below)
Length of tour
approx. 1,5 hours
Price groups
90 € up to 25 people in a group

Explanations and hints

Picture credits

  • Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH/Gerald Grote