Braunschweig

Braunschweig – The Lion City

Braunschweig, with its population of around 250,000, is the largest city between Hanover and Berlin. It is an attractive city for shopping, has a lively cultural scene and is the centre of Europe’s most concentrated research region. A modern urban lifestyle can be experienced in this pulsing shopping city. Everything is easy to get to, which is characteristic of a big city, while the wonderful parks and nature offer peace, quiet and balance along the banks of the Oker river.

Shopping paradise

Lower Saxony’s number one city for shopping attractively combines traditional and modern elements: owner-run shops, small boutiques and attractive chain stores offer a comprehensive list of choices. Light-flooded indoor malls and modern stores fill the gaps between the historic buildings in the pedestrian zone. The appealing shopping opportunities and a wide range of places to eat invite you to stroll through the city streets. In the summer, the sun and the Lion City can be enjoyed from the seats outside the inviting cafés, bars and restaurants, while one of the most spectacular Christmas Markets in northern Germany is simply a must during the festive season.

A passion for sports

The people of Braunschweig are passionate about sports – both as sportsmen and women and as fans. Besides the premier league (Bundesliga) football team Eintracht Braunschweig, which enjoys an absolute cult status, sporting highlights also include Braunschweig’s “Tanz-Sport-Club”, which has won several world championships in formation dancing; the New Yorker Lions American football team and the New Yorker Phantoms premier league basketball team. Braunschweig regularly hosts national and international championships in various disciplines. One of Braunschweig’s favourite sports is the “Schoduvel” - the longest carnival parade in northern Germany with a tradition that goes back over 700 years.

 

News

Super Germany are the champions once more

22/06/2014 - Super Germany are the champions once more
Germany, the first nation to win the Super League of the European Athletics Team Championships five years ago, are celebrating again after taking the title on a glorious afternoon in front of their own fans in Braunschweig on Sunday. more »

Live-Stream, Live-Blog and Live-Results

22/06/2014 - Live-Stream, Live-Blog and Live-Results
Follow the Braunschweig 2014 action live online: more »

Gabius-inspired Germany eye Super League glory

21/06/2014 - Gabius-inspired Germany eye Super League glory
A compelling opening day of the Super League in the European Athletics Team Championships in Braunschweig on Saturday has Germany leading the way after an afternoon their fans will remember for a long time. more »