Sightseeing stroll through the Lion City

Sightseeing stroll with people standing on Castle Square© Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH / Moritz Küstner

Braunschweig was founded approximately 1,000 years ago and roughly 850 years ago Henry the Lion expanded the city and made it his residence. Historical buildings from the Middle Ages right through to modern days bear testimony to the eventful and changing history of the city.

This tour leads you from the Burgplatz (Castle Square) with Braunschweig’s landmark, the lionBurg Dankwarderode (Dankwarderode Castle) and Dom St. Blasii (St. Blasii Cathedral) to the Altstadtmarkt (Old Town Square).

Please note:

Access to the Burgplatz may be restricted due to other events.

This tour can also be booked for groups in the following languages: German, English, French, Spanish, Russian, Polish and Czech.

Please note that for the tours with fixed Dates in English tickets must be pre-booked. We reserve the right to cancel tours if the minimum number of participants has not been reached. Please inquire in any case 24 hours before in the Touristinfo Braunschweig, whether the tour takes place.

Organizer: Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH

Saturdays at 2pm. (in German). Sundays at 11am. (in German and English). English language bookings by prior arrangement. Note: both language's spoken within each tour.

Dates for groups on request.

Meeting point
Tourist Information, Kleine Burg 14 (see city map below)
Length of tour
approx. 1.5 hours
Price single person
9.50 € per person (children under eight years of age free of charge; school children, students, apprentices and trainees and the severely disabled on presentation of an identity card 4.75 €)
Price groups
99 € up to 25 people in a group

Explanations and hints

Picture credits

  • Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH / Moritz Küstner