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Braunschweig is often referred to in English as Brunswick. This city is in the state of Lower Saxony Land, in northern Germany. It lies on the Oker River, forty miles (65 km) southeast of Hannover.The Burgplatz (Castle Square) is made up of a group of buildings with historical and cultural significance. Some of these are the Cathedral St Blasius, built at the end of the 12th century, the Burg Dankwarderode a 19th-century reconstruction of the old castle of Henry the Lion, and the Neo-Gothic Town Hall which was built in 1893–1900. There is also a selection of picturesque half-timbered houses, such as the Gildehaus (Guild House). In square’s centre is a copy of the Burglöwe, a Romanesque statue of a Lion, cast in bronze in 1166. The original statue can be seen in the museum of Dankwarderode Castle. The lion serves as the true symbol of Braunschweig.
Braunschweig has many national and international corporations that contribute to its economy. Current factories in the city include Volkswagen, Siemens, Bombardier Transportation, and Bosch. Headquartered in the city are the fashion label NewYorker, the publishing house Westermann Verlag, Volkswagen Financial Services, and Volkswagen Bank. Braunschweig is the home of two piano companies, Schimmel and Grotrian-Steinweg. The city offers many office parks and buildings featuring executive suites.
Entertainment And Dining Out
For a night of music, the Staatstheater Braunschweig is the historic venue for classical music, theatre, dance, and opera. Regarded as Braunschweig’s leading restaurants, the sister establishments of Hansestube and Boom in Braunschweig, Germany offer a seasonal international menu. Located in a renovated half-timbered house there are items such as Braunschweiger Mummebraten, a roast stuffed with mincemeat and served in a sauce based on a local non-alcoholic malt extract called Mumme.
The nearest commercial airport to Braunschweig is Hannover Airport (IATA: HAJ), which is approximately 30-40 minutes by car, or an hour by train. A number of shuttle services serve the Hannover–Braunschweig–Göttingen–Wolfsburg Metropolitan Region. Braunschweig Airport (IATA: BWE) serves as research airport and is primarily used by the Technische Universität Braunschweig, as well as the German Federal Agency of Aviation. There are a few offerings by Air Berlin.