Today, the city of Henry the Lion is a lively modern town located in the federal state of Lower Saxony, Germany. With a population of 240000, it is big enough to feel cosmopolitan and still small enough to be manageable. It is a friendly place, easy to get to know, yet still capable of holding surprises even after having lived here for many years. Braunschweig’s cultural life is rich and multifaceted.

The Staatstheater offers drama, dance, music and opera. Several small theatres provide more alternative and experimental productions. A great number of festivals and cultural events throughout the year attract well-known names in drama, film, classical and rock music. Cinemas range from art-house programmes to more mainstream features at an 8-screen multiplex. There is a great variety of bars, pubs and nightclubs.

Braunschweig is a »green« city with numerous parks and open spaces. The surrounding countryside provides lots of opportunities for heading out of the city and retreating to places of natural beauty and historical interest like the Harz or the Lüneburger Heide. Wolfsburg, the home of Volkswagen car production, and the city of Hannover are within an hour’s drive by public transport. Berlin and Hamburg can be reached in less than two hours.

To get more information, please go to the Braunschweig website.