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Old February 1st, 2012, 04:46 PM   #1
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Braunschweig, Germany

With a population of 249,000 in the city, Braunschweig is the 2nd largest city of the federal state of Lower Saxony. Although Braunschweig, which I visited because of the important art collections of the Herzog Anton Ulrich museum, definitely canīt be called a beautiful city, it is though quite interesting not only because of some great late medieval monuments like the cathedral or the old town hall, but also because itīs kind of a typical representation of an average German city, with its small old town core, the partially war destroyed 19th century quarters around and finally its large low-density post-1945 expansions.

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St. Magni, mostly 13th century:





















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Old February 1st, 2012, 04:49 PM   #4
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The old gothic city hall, 13th/14th centuries:











St. Martini, 12th-15th centuries:















St. Jacob, founded in 9th century, in its present form mostly 15th century:





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Old February 1st, 2012, 04:50 PM   #5
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The late romanesque cathedral, mostly 12th century:











Late gothic columns, around 1500:









Tomb of duke Henry "the lion" and his wife Mathilde, early 13th century:







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Old February 1st, 2012, 04:59 PM   #6
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So beautiful and so fugly at the same time! Thanks again for sharing your photos!
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Old February 1st, 2012, 07:43 PM   #7
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Indeed beautiful and very nice
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 03:44 AM   #8
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definitely canīt be called a beautiful city

Based on your pics I'd say definitely CAN be called a beautiful city. At least the pedestrianized city center portion. If this city were located in the United States, it would be considered very beautiful.
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nice thread for Braunschweig, Germany...and nice photos too....thanks.
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Thanks for the comments! Hereīs the rest of my pics, first some additional shots of the cathedral:





























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Old February 2nd, 2012, 04:24 PM   #12
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The upcoming US movie Hansel and Gretel - Witch Hunters was filmed there recently.
Braunschweig can be very ugly and very beautiful at the same time. The city planners of the 50ies, 60ies and 70ies should have been shot!
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The upcoming US movie Hansel and Gretel - Witch Hunters was filmed there recently.
Braunschweig can be very ugly and very beautiful at the same time. The city planners of the 50ies, 60ies and 70ies should have been shot!
much nicer than I expected. Heard mainly negative things about the city.
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the old section is definitely lovely and the modern midrises are not ugly at all.
and yes, nice, vibrant streets.
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 06:26 PM   #15
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It is like in many German big cities if you go by train. When you walk out of the main station building you first get smacked in your face and one thinks: "F**k, where did I end up here?" But if you come closer to the center (Old Town) it is getting really beautiful and you can see the history everywhere.
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 09:49 PM   #16
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Thanks, I think it's the first time I've seen Braunschweig on the forum ever! At least part of it looks beautiful with historic architecture, and we have to keep in mind that most northern European cities look grey wintertime.
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Old February 4th, 2012, 01:46 AM   #17
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this is one nice city of mix old and new architecture.
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