Of Frisians, Palatinates and Huguenots (for groups only)

© Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH/Gerald GroteOld Town Square

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

Note on the current situation:

City tours can take place again from 26 May. Bookings are possible as of now.

For contact tracing purposes, we would like to ask you to name all participating persons and associated contact details when booking. 

The following conditions apply for the execution:

  • Presentation of a negative test result, not older than 24 hours ( self-tests or handwritten confirmations are not sufficient) or presentation of proof of recovery or complete vaccination.
  • Sufficiently large distances must be kept during the tours, and a mouth-nose covering (FFP2 or surgical mask) must be worn.
  • All persons must identify themselves to the tour guide before the tour begins.
on request
Meeting point
Heinrich Fountain (see city map below)
Length of tour
approx. 1,5 hours
Price groups
90 € up to 15 people in a group