Braunschweig with its approximately 250.000 inhabitants is the biggest city in the area between Hanover and Berlin and the centre of the region Eastern Lower Saxony. As a modern large city with a long history of traditions the Lion City has a lot to offer: historical sights and authentic districts, post-modern architecture, top-class research and innovative companies, a lively cultural scene, a broad spectrum of sport and leisure activities as well as lavish parks and nature areas for recreational purposes.
Braunschweig has a great history of clever minds: Carl Friedrich Gauß, Agnes Pockel, Richard Dedekind and Heinrich Büssing have their roots here and are an important part of the image of this modern city of science. More than 15.000 people in over 250 companies in the high tech sector and in 27 research institutions live and work in Braunschweig and secure the future potential of the region.
Glorious parks that surround the historical city centre like a ring and go back more than 300 years, lakes close to the city and the European Bird Sanctuary Riddagshausen all offer a high quality of life and recreational opportunities in and around this city. You can also circle nearly the whole city centre in a boat on the river Oker. With its closeness to the ‘Lüneburger Heide’ (heath area) and to the Harz Mountains Braunschweig is the ideal starting point for excursions into this remarkable nature region.
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