Braunschweig – Beer, Industry, Commerce, and Practical Jokes
Location: Between the Oker River and Harz Mountains
Located in the German state of Lower Saxony on the Oker River, the city is north of the Harz Mountains. It is served by two main autobahns and lies on the main rail line between Berlin and Frankfurt. There are several bicycle-only lanes around town, making it easy to travel by bicycle, and there is an extensive tramway and bus system.
Business: Most Important Research and Development Areas in Europe
The city has a history of being at the center of the industrialization movement in Northern Germany during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, the area is still home to many research institutes and a University, which make it one of the largest research and development areas in the European Economic Area. Many important companies have headquarters in the area, including NewYorker, Volkswagen Financial Services and Banks, and Nordzucker.
Culture: History, Art, and Music Come Together in this Magical City
There are many historical sites to see around the city, especially on Burgplatz, which features the Cathedral, the Dankwarderode Castle, the Town Hall, and some older homes. Historical architecture can be seen in the squares Altstadtmarkt, Hagenmarkt, and Kohlmarkt. There are many museums and art galleries, including the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum, which is the oldest public museum in Germany. Every year, the city hosts an annual classical music festival.
Activities: Outdoor Activities Surrounded by Beautiful Landscapes
Visitors enjoy walking around the city's many parks, including the botanical garden, Bürgerpark, Löwenwall, and Prinz-Albrecht-Park. There is also the Nature Reserve and European Bird Sanctuary for enjoying the natural landscape. Visitors can also canoe around the city, typically starting from the Kennedyplatz square. The nearby lakes offer many water sports and other leisure activities.