The House of Guelph and early trading traditions
Braunschweig has a lot to offer, not least of all its unique charm: that of a large and modern city with a rich past, where you can find refreshing green oases of leisure alongside the bustle of inner city life. First mentioned in records in 1031, Braunschweig continued to evolve, from the 12th century on strongly influenced by the House of Guelph and the Hanseatic tradition. Magnificent historical buildings such as Dankwarderode Castle and St. Blasii Cathedral in the heart of the city, as well as streets lined with historic houses, still bear witness to Braunschweig’s eventful past.
Braunschweig – the Oker City
The green banks of the Oker River encircle the inner city of Braunschweig with a shimmering aquatic ring. During a slow-paced raft tour – that the tourist info service will be happy to organize for you – you will discover that Braunschweig is just as lovely from the water. Gliding noiselessly under trees, you can enjoy unusual vistas of impressive mansions and charming gardens. Those who prefer a more athletic approach will enjoy a trip in a pedal boat or canoe. Travelling on the Oker, you will be able to circumnavigate almost the entire inner city. And even viewed from land, the river has a magnetic flair. Several beautiful parks in the inner city offer walkways for a relaxing stroll along the river bank: Bürgerpark, Theaterpark, Museumspark and Inselwall offer countless picturesque spots with river views that will surely tempt you to linger a while. During the summer, take your pick from the many riverside cafés, restaurants, beer gardens and even beach clubs along the Oker.
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