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Having stood since medieval times, Braunschweig is full of traditional Lower Saxony charm, and you'll see gothic, romanesque, and many other influences. Down the winding cobbled streets you'll see plenty of historic buildings with dramatic spires, and it's a particularly popular destination in the winter months when the old-fashioned Christmas markets offer hand-crafted gifts and steaming hot drinks. It's also home to many music festivals and cultural activities, as well as a wide selection of museums.

Things to see

Brunswick Cathedral has features dating back to the 12th century, and with its tall spires and lion statue guarding the outside, it's an imposing romanesque building with a slightly pink tinge to the stone. Dukes and roman emperors are buried at the site, and the dramatic high ceilings and stone carvings make it a regal resting place. Dankwarderode Castle also tells the story of the Braunschweig nobility, this time during the saxon era, and the building overlooks a cobbled square where you'll find statues and monuments to the heroes of the city. The Kohlmarkt is another charming square which is surrounded on all sides by fascinating attractions, from the gothic Haus zur Rose which is marked by a golden statue perched on its peak, to the German renaissance style House of the Sun, there's plenty to see, and the square is full of cosy restaurants and stylish cafés with pavement tables so you can take in the view.

Hotels in Braunschweig

You'll find a wide choice of hotels in Braunschweig, and despite the city being such a historical destination, there are many stylish, contemporary 4 star hotels to choose from. Just a short stroll from the centre and the main attractions, these hotels offer features such as indoor pools, fitness centres, saunas, and spas, as well as restaurants and bars for a relaxing evening. Guestrooms are similarly well designed, with extra amenities to make your stay comfortable such as minibars, hair dryers, satellite television, and daily housekeeping. Many hotels also offer a complimentary breakfast before you head out for the day, and free WiFi so you can keep in touch with loved ones.

Where to stay

There are several districts that make up Braunschweig, and Wabe-Schunter-Beberbach is one of the most popular with tourists. With grand spires and buildings dating back to medieval times, it's a fairytale style town that makes for a charming city break. If you prefer the contemporary, then Broitzem is the perfect spot to stay with its utilitarian buildings that have been turned into chic stores and stylish restaurants. On the outer edges of the city you'll find lakes and fields that make for popular destinations during the summer months, with fishing and water sports on offer.

How to get to Braunschweig

Just a 45 minute drive away from Braunschweig is Hannover Airport; a major air hub with flights arriving from across Europe. If you don't want to hire a cab, then you can take one of the many buses to Hannover Main Station, and then change for a connecting train to Braunschweig, with the journey taking about an hour and 20 minutes overall. Braunschweig Hauptbahnhof has Deutsche Bahn services to Berlin, München, Stuttgart, and other major cities across Germany, as well as regional and local services throughout the day.