Information about the old historical part of Braunschweig
When visiting Braunschweig, for a night, a weekend or longer you should plan a stroll through our historic part of town.
Just of few minutes by foot from our hotel "An der Stadthalle" you reach the Magniviertel, one of the oldest quarters in the city.
Just a little way from there you would find the beautiful restored St. Blasi Cathedral and Burgplatz which is an aera of immense historical and cultural importance.
Enjoy the middle aged historic part on a guided tour. A very special event would be a guided tour in the evening with a night watchman who will explain the rich history in a very humorous way.
Enjoy the cultural highlight of the Burgplatz, which is bordered by the castle Dankwarderode and the State Museum and surrounded by centuries old half timbered buildings.
Those who are interested in culture and history will find many places of interest in Braunschweig.
The Herzog-Anton Ulrich Museum has collections from ancient to modern times. The Braunschweiger Landesmuseum presents the regional history and is the oldest Jewish museum worldwide. There is also the Städtische Museum, the Altstadtrathaus Museum, the Museum for Photographie, the Raabe Haus, the Schloss Museum, and the Staatliche Naturhistorisches Museum.
Braunschweig was greatly destroyed in the war. Recently the Residential Palace was rebuilt, using many of the original parts of the historical Guelph Palace . Here you find not only the Schloss-Museum but also the Schloss Arkarden shoppingcenter with 150 stores and restaurants.