Braunschweig, Germany
Braunschweig is a city located in the Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located north of the Harz mountains at the farthest navigable point of the Oker river, which connects to the North Sea via the rivers Aller and Weser.

Brunswick was a city of importance in medieval Germany, however much of the medieval city center was destroyed during World War II. The Brunswick Lions is the best known landmark in the city, stands on the Burgplatz square in front of Dankwarderode Castle and Brunswick Cathedral. Other sights include Dankwarderode Castle, Brunswick Palace and Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum, the second oldest museum in the world.

Things to See & Do

* Burgplatz (Castle Square)
* Dankwarderode Castle
* City Centre
* The Brunswick Lion
* Brunswick Palace

General Information

Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 192.13 km²
Population – 250,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49

Port Location – The port at Braunschweig is located on the Oker River.

Travel Links – The nearest commercial airport is Hannover Airport (approximately 30-40 minutes by car, or around 1 hour by train). A number of shuttle services serve the Hannover–Braunschweig–Göttingen–Wolfsburg Metropolitan Region.

Due to its location in the center of Germany, Braunschweig Hauptbahnhof is well-served by German national railway company Deutsche Bahn. There are lots of high-speed trains ICE that stop in Brunswick.

Brunswick serves as a major stop for bus travel throughout the country and Europe, thanks in large part to its central location. Buses frequent cities in Eastern Europe, especially Poland.