Cultural Variety in the "Lion City"

Since its foundation by Henry the Lion, Braunschweig (Brunswick) was characterised by the Guelph family and the Hansa for  centuries. Discover numerous historic buildings and entire streets bearing witness to the city's thousand-year history, most prominently the Burgplatz with its lion monument and the Cathedral. Today, Braunschweig impresses as an attractive city of culture and location for shopping. All the features that make up a big city can be reached at short distances – just as the wonderful parks and natural landscapes along the river Oker.


Museums + Exhibitions

Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum

The oldest Museum in continental Europe houses one of the large collections of classic art in northern Germany. With selected masterpieces by Giorgione, Rubens and Rembrandt, the museum currently exhibits a synopsis of its extensive collection inventory.


Städtisches Museum -City Museum

The Städtisches Museum fascinates with extensive collections pertaining to Braunschweig's cultural and art history.

www.braunschweig.de/museen


Stages

From classic drama to boulevard, from puppet theatre via dance and experimental productions to musical and amateur ensembles – this is the range of the Braunschweig stage landscape. The Staatstheater has a highly varied concert programme in store for you with "Tristan und Isolde", Arnold Schönberg's "Gurre-Lieder" or symphonic concerts with compositions by Wagner, Brahms and Mahler. Experimental theatre has its home in Braunschweig at the LOT-Theater, and the Komödie am Altstadtmarkt invites you to an entertaining evening of boulevard productions.
www.braunschweig.de/theater

Special Tip:
Castle Square open Air "West Side Story"
6 - 23 July 6 2014

The famous Muscial live and open air in the beautiful backdrop of the historic Castle Square.

Events

Federal Competition for young musicians "Jugend musiziert"
6 - 13 June 2014
Braunschweig is looking forward to more than 2,000 participants

International Festival Theaterformen | 11 - 22 June 2014
Since 1990, the festival presents the great variety of contemporary theatre productions coming from all continents.

European Athletics Team Championships | 21 - 22 June 2014

In 40 disciplines, the men and women of the top twelve national athletics
teams will be at the start to determine which team will become European Champion.

Battle of the year | 18 Oct 2014

The World Champion Chuo of the Breakdance is celebratin its 25 anniversary.

Braunschweig's International "filmfest" | 11 – 16 Nov 2014

More than 160 full-length and short films, celebrity guests and numerous special events await you.

Fast Forward | 27 - 30 Nov 2014

European Festival for foung direction of the Braunschweig State Theatere

Weihnachtsmarkt - Christmas Market | 26 Nov – 29 Dec 2014

One of the most enjoyable and attractive markets in northern Germany!

www.braunschweig.de/veranstaltungen

For more information:

http://www.braunschweig.de/english/