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Top Choice German in Braunschweig

Mutter Habenicht

This ‘Mother Hubbard’ dishes up filling portions of schnitzels, potatoes, steaks, spare ribs and the occasional Balkan dish in the dimly lit, bric-a-brac-filled front room, or in the small beer garden out the back.
Museum in Braunschweig


This chronologically ordered museum features engaging exhibits, starting with a large Foucault pendulum illustrating the principle of the Earth’s rotation, leading to artefacts narrating Germany’s past, including ec…
Church in Braunschweig

Dom St Blasii

The tomb of Heinrich der Löwe, the powerful duke who made Braunschweig his capital in the 12th century, can be found lying alongside his wife Mathilde in the crypt of Dom St Blasii. The Nazis decided to co-opt his i…
Museum in Braunschweig

Burg Dankwarderode

This former castle of Heinrich der Löwe is now a museum housing a glittering medieval collection, including golden sculptures of arms, medieval capes and Braunschweig’s symbol, the original bronze lion statue cast i…
Monument in Braunschweig

Braunschweiger Löwe

Braunschweig’s identity is intricately tied up with Heinrich der Löwe, a duke who was responsible for colonising the eastern regions of Germany beyond the Elbe and Saale. The Brunswick lion statue is based on the or…
Museum in Braunschweig


Braunschweig's Ducal Palace was badly damaged in WWII and demolished in 1960. The present building is an impressive reconstruction completed in 2007, using original elements. Its palace museum uses multilingual, int…
German in Braunschweig

Kegel Bahnhof

A few minutes' walk from the station, this rustic and railroad-y, train-themed restaurant (and bowling alley!) oozes ambience and is fun for adults and kids alike. Tasty German meals are made from fresh local ingred…
Steak in Braunschweig


Ox bills itself as the best steakhouse in town, and there can be little doubt about this for its prime and choice American beef and lamb. Connoisseurs of schnapps will soon be hailing the waiter for the trolley, whi…
Cafe in Braunschweig


Nestled on a corner in the Magniviertel, this cafe and bar also serves a few light dishes such as quiche to accompany the wine in an elegant interior. It has outside seating in summer.
Performing Arts in Braunschweig

Staatstheater Braunschweig ‘Grosses Haus’

This historic venue is used for classical music, theatre, dance and opera. The tourist office sells tickets, or turn up an hour before the event for rush tickets.