We came and we stayed - History of Migration Tour (for groups only)

© Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH/Gerald GroteCity Hall - old building

Around 60 years ago, the first “guest workers” helped Germany on its way to its economic boom. They brought pizza, doner kebab and their families with them. Scholarship students came from countries far and wide to study in the city and Jewish migrants from Eastern Europe came with the hope of a better future.

During a walk through the city centre, you can learn how and where they lived, practiced their religion and culture, became politically involved and ultimately changed the face of modernday Braunschweig.

On this intercultural and multi-lingual (on request) tour, you get to know the colourful and dynamic history of Braunschweig from the perspective of migrants.

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
Rathaus (Town Hall), Platz der Deutschen Einheit (see city map below)
Length of tour
approx. 1,5 hours
Price groups
90 € up to 15 people in a group