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The city of Brunswick, or Braunschweig to those fluent in German, was a powerful political and economic center in medieval times, with plenty of tales of dukes and empires that continue to enthrall visitors. With cobbled squares and buildings with pillars and spires, the city has certainly retained its historic charm, and continues to be an important cultural location in the Lower Saxony area. Just a short train ride away from Hannover, it's especially popular in the run up to the holidays when the twinkling lights of the cozy Christmas markets make it feel like a fairytale town.

Things to see

The Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum is housed in an imposing brick building that dates back to the late 18th century. One of the oldest museums in Europe, it features art from some of the west's most famous names such as Reuben, Rembrandt, and Van Dyck. Wander around the halls and you'll find dramatic rooms with high ceilings, huge arches, and intricate carvings in stone. Brunswick Cathedral is also popular with tourists, with the original foundations laid in the late 12th century, and you'll find dukes and roman emperors buried at the site, with fascinating tours available to teach you all about the medieval history of the area. Those interested in the lives of the nobility of Brunswick should visit the saxon era Dankwarderode Castle. Originally built for the powerful duke Henry the Lion, the cobbled square that the castle overlooks has a bronze lion statue in his honor, and is where you'll find some of the oldest buildings in the city.

Hotels in Brunswick

The city has a mixture of old and modern buildings, and when it comes to choosing a Brunswick hotel you also have a pick between the 2. Many visitors choose one of the contemporary 3 or 4 star hotels that are close to the center yet offer great nightly rates. Here you'll enjoy plenty of modern facilities such as free WiFi, conference rooms, laundry facilities, restaurants, and bars. Most hotels also have multilingual staff, and they can help with concierge services such as ticket and tour assistance. Guestrooms are designed to help you relax after a long day of sightseeing, and here you'll find plenty of amenities which can include Egyptian cotton sheets, complimentary bottled water, flat-screen televisions with satellite channels, free toiletries, and extra towels.

Where to stay

Brunswick, known as Braunschweig to locals, is divided up into several sub-divisions, some older than others. For example, the Wabe-Schunter-Beberbach is popular due to its 12th century architecture, with many uniquely designed churches and historic homes. The Heidberg-Melverode area features classic examples of romanesque and baroque architecture, and this district has 2 large parks with acres of well maintained greenery, shady trails, and manmade lakes for fishing and water sports. By contrast, Broitzem is a fairly new area of the city that's popular with families and commuters, and here you'll find lots of practical, unassuming 20th century buildings, such as the telephone and radio towers that have been turned into stylish apartments.

How to get to Brunswick

Hannover Airport is the closest arrival point for commercial flights, and here you'll find services running across Germany and the rest of Europe. The airport is just 45 minutes away by car or taxi from the airport, and these can be booked in advance to save you time. Another option is to take one of the frequent buses to Hannover Main Station, and then catch the connecting train to Brunswick, with the total journey taking about 70 minutes. The city's main train station is Braunschweig Hauptbahnhof, and from here you can take Deutsche Bahn services for local, regional, and intercity routes that cover the main cities of Germany.