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Braunschweig city

Braunschweig is a city of the Lower Saxony state in Germany. The city covers 192 km² and has about 250,000 inhabitants. It is the biggest city in the area between Hanover and Berlin and the centre of the region Eastern Lower Saxony. According to a current study by EU, Braunschweig is the most research intensive region in Europe with the highest density of researchers. The city has three universities, namely the TU Braunschweig, the University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) and the University of Art (Kunsthochschule, HBK). High-tech research is also being undertaken at 27 renowned institutions and 250 companies. The city effectively provides links for science and industry in that academic institutions and commercial companies work together closely. If you visit Braunschweig as a tourist, the charm of the city lying in both ancient architecture with various medieval sights and the outstanding infrastructure with modern shopping centers will surely delight you.

Lion statue at the Castle Square (by: Braunschweig Stadtmarketing
Lion statue at the Castle Square (by: Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH/Gerald Grote –
This statue has become a symbol of Braunschweig city. It was cast in bronze in 1166 and erected by the Duke Henry the Lion who declared Braunschweig his territory in the 12th century and developed it into one of the most important centers of commerce in Germany. The statue is an impressive example of the Romanesque sculpture. It was the first free-standing monument of the Middle Ages. The original can be viewed in Dankwarderode Castle (Burg Dankwarderode). The picture shows the replica of the statue which can be seen in the middle of the Castle Square (Burgplatz).

Castle Square
Castle Square (by: Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH/okerland-archiv –
The Castle Square is comprised of a group of buildings of great historical and cultural importance of the city. It was developed as the centre of power of the Duke Henry the Lion during the 12th century. The Square now still shows the evidence of its medieval ground plan.

Dankwarderode Castle
Dankwarderode Castle (by: Braunschweig Stadmarketing GmbH/Gerald Grote –
Dankwarderode Castle was built in 1175 as the official residence of the Duke Henry the Lion. The present structure was rebuilt in 1887 by City Building Administrator Ludwig Winter based on archeological investigations and the ground plan of the hall building.

Old City Hall
The Old City Hall (by: Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH,
The Old City Hall is one of the most impressive medieval historical monuments in Braunschweig.  It is now used for exhibition and representational purposes. The city receives its guests in the mayor's parlor and in the large hall of the main building (the Dornse). The Gala Dinner will be held here.

The Ducal Palace (by: Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH / Steffen und Bach GmbH
The Braunschweiger Ducal Palace (Residenzschloss) was badly damaged during World War II and completely taken down in the year 1960. In 2007, the palace was rebuilt using more than 600 of the original parts. The Residential Palace of the Guelphs was reconstructed in its original size and in its historical location using old plans and historical photographs. The adjoining shopping centre, the Schlossarkaden, contains over 150 shops and restaurants.

Magni Quarter
Magni Quarter (by: Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH/Gerald Grote
The Magni Quarter is the ancient quarter of the city which consists of many small medieval houses. Each year in late summer, there is a colorful festival being held in this quarter. Various bars and pubs can also be found here.
A brochure about sightseeing spots in Braunschweig can be downloaded or ordered at the Touristinfo:


If you are interested in culture and history, you should spend time visiting exciting museums in the city. Below is the list of some recommended museums:

State Museum of Braunschweig  - The museum of history of Braunschweig city
Address: Burgplatz 1, 38100 Braunschweig

Municipal Museum - The cultural museum of the city
Address: Steintorwall 14, 38100 Braunschweig

State Natural History Museum - The world's oldest museum of its kind open to the public.
Address: Pockelsstraße 10, 38106 Braunschweig - Right next to The House of Science where the opening ceremony of the conference will take place

Duke Anton Ulrich Museum  - One of the oldest museum of art in Europe
Address: Dankwarderode Castle, Burgplatz, 38100 Braunschweig

Bar, café and restaurants

Braunschweig has lots of nice bars, cafés and restaurants with different styles which can surely suit all tastes. Below is the list of some recommended ones.

Restaurants with original German specialties

Schadt’s Brewery, Restaurant  which offers very tasty draught beer brewed in house
Address: Marstall 2 / Höhe 28, 38100 Braunschweig, Tel. 0531/400349

Rheinische Republik, Restaurant where you can drink the famous Kölsch beer from Rheinland
Address: Neue Straße 10 – 12, 38100 Braunschweig, Tel. 0531/44561

Mutter Habenicht , Restaurant which offers German specialties from the old time and is proud of the best ribs in town
Address: Papenstieg 3, 38100 Braunschweig, Tel. 0531/45956

Restaurants with American, Argentinean, Italian and Spanish cuisine

OX U.S. Steakhouse which is one of the most exclusive and expensive restaurant in the city
Address:  Güldenstraße 7, 38100 Braunschweig, Tel. 0531/243900

El Gaucho Argentinean Steakhouse which is the oldest Steakhouse of the city
Address: Wendenring 1– 4, 38114 Braunschweig, Tel. 0531/342884

Vapiano where you can enjoy outdoor space in hot summer days and order Italian pasta, pizzas, antipasti and salads directly from the chefs
Address:  Ritterbrunnen 4, 38100 Braunschweig, Tel. 0531/3902826

El Toro which is a Spanish Tapas bar and restaurant
Address: Lindentwete 1, 38100 Braunschweig, Tel. 0531/1206640

Bars and night clubs with relaxing atmosphere

Sonnendeck  which is a rooftop bar which offers spectacular view of the city and is covered with sand for the sense of beach
Address: Steinstraße 2, 38100 Braunschweig, Tel. 0531/60940310

Okercabana which is a bar right on the riverside and provides guests with nice beach sensation
Address: Theodor-Heuss-Straße, 38122 Braunschweig, Tel. 0531/3176728

Foyer 61 Bar & Brasserie
Address: Lange Str. 61, 38100 Braunschweig, Tel. 0531/4811150

Bolero Bar
Address: Lange Straße 60, 38100 Braunschweig, Tel. 0531/6180168

Siebenschläfer Cocktailbar
Address: Scharrnstraße 22, 38100 Braunschweig, Tel. 0531/70210120

Dean’s Nightbar
Address: Südstraße 31, 38100 Braunschweig, Tel. 017666893868

Restaurants around the campus quarter

Additionally, if you prefer a short walking distance from the conference venue, you can consider some bars and restaurants around the campus quarter below:

Eusebia, Bar – Cafe – Restaurant – Lounge – Biergarten
Address: Spielmannstraße 11 , 38106 Braunschweig, Tel. 0531/346329

McMurphy´s,  Bar – Cafe – Lounge
Address: Bültenweg 10, 38106 Braunschweig, Tel.0531/336090

Viertel Nach, Bar – Bistro – Cocktailbar – Lounge
Address: Bültenweg 89/90, 38106 Braunschweig, Tel. 0531/48280914

Parco, Pizzaria by side of botanical garden which offers outdoor space for perfect sitting in hot summer days
Address: Bültenweg 95, 38106 Braunschweig, Tel. 0531/3808202

Restaurants in the city centre

If you want to view the charm of the city centre, you can consider the following cafés:

      Café Riptide – a nice Café by a small street at the old quarter of the city
      Address: Handelsweg 11, 38100 Braunschweig, Tel. 0531/2254177

      Alex coffee – Right at the the Ducal Palace
      Address: Bohlweg 69 - 70, 38100 Braunschweig, Tel. 0531/1216600

      X-Trend  – Right at the Ducal Palace

      Bohlweg 69-70, 38100 Braunschweig, Tel. 0531/1206357

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