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Brunswick, Germany

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Braunschweig: Private City Walking Tour with certified Guide

1. Braunschweig: Private City Walking Tour with certified Guide

Discover Braunschweig’s important sites with a local certified guide. Begin at the Burgplatz and admire Braunschweig’s symbol, the Brunswick Lion, as well as the cathedral and half-timbered houses of the Chamber of Crafts. Next, see the Town Hall, the former ducal palace, and the Magniviertel, where you’ll find the Happy Rizzi House and many more half-timbered houses. Move on to the Kohlmarkt and hear about its history as a junction of important trade routes in the Middle Ages. Then, explore the center of Hanseatic life in Braunschweig at the Altstadtmarkt. There, see the Altstadtmarkt, the Church of St. Martin, and the Guild house of the Cloth Merchant. The tour ends at the Altstadtmarkt or at your desired point in the city center.

Braunschweig: Alpaca Trekking Tour

2. Braunschweig: Alpaca Trekking Tour

Take part in a unique experience that's perfect for all animal lovers. Meet alpacas up close, learn how to handle them correctly, take them for a walk, and take plenty of photos. The tour starts with a short introduction to the alpacas. Learn what they like and how to handle them correctly. With up to 12 alpacas (one per two adults), head towards the river Oker or the lake Südsee. Admire the riverside scenery, take some photos, and, time permitting, get to know the alpacas individually. Back at the starting point, there will be time to cuddle the alpacas. Pepe, the boss of the herd, and his friends will be pleased to show you around the facilities.

Braunschweig: Scavenger Hunt Box Self-Guided Walking Tour

3. Braunschweig: Scavenger Hunt Box Self-Guided Walking Tour

Receive your scavenger hunt box in the mail and discover Braunschweig on your own walking tour. Enjoy learning about the city at your own pace as you solve a variety of puzzles and riddles provided, discovering highlights of the city including Burgplatz, Kohlmarkt and the Michaelisviertel district. Find eleven sealed and numbered envelopes within the box. Decipher small puzzles, led by clear directions as you stroll around Braunschweig. Detailed background information on the history, current use, and more are provided for each point of interest you will discover. Start the tour in the heart of the city, Burgplatz. Visit notable local landmarks such as Kohlmarkt or the fountain of Eulenspiegelbrunnen. The city game takes you through the Magni and Michaelisviertel districts as well as to Jakobs-Kemenate, one of the oldest buildings in the city. Decide for yourself when you start your scavenger hunt tour of the city, and decide how long you want to linger in every place. You can pause the game at any time and even continue your scavenger hunt on a different day for total flexibility. If you need to refuel, stop at one of the cities many cafés, pubs, and restaurants. Sample some local cuisine or beers, and re-start the tour whenever you wish.

Braunschweig: Guided Walking Tour with Food Tastings

4. Braunschweig: Guided Walking Tour with Food Tastings

Explore the city of Braunschweig on a walking tour. Follow a local guide as they show you around the city and take you to local eateries for 3 food tastings. Meet your guide in Braunschweig's Kulturviertel located near the old train station and stop for your first tasting of the day. From here, you'll continue to the Kohlmarkt and the Altstadtmarkt, 2 of the city's most important squares. Then, head to Braunschweig's Old Town and enjoy sightseeing highlights like the Dankwarderode Castle, the former residence of the Brunswick dukes. Finally, follow your guide as you wind your way to the Magniviertel, the oldest part of Braunschweig, to see the Happy Rizzi House. 

Braunschweig: Ghosts, Witches & Cemetery Private Tour

5. Braunschweig: Ghosts, Witches & Cemetery Private Tour

Discover Brunswick's dark, supernatural history with a guided ghost tour from Altstadtmarkt to Kohlmarkt. Wander an medieval cemetery, to old buildings, and ancient half-timbered houses, listening carefully as your guide details haunting stories of vampires, ghosts, zombies, and witches. Meet your guide in Altstadtmarkt and venture to a medieval cemetery hidden beneath the streets of modern-day Brunswick. Slip into a side street lined with half-timbered houses and learn about a hangman who once lived there. Then it's time to visit on of the oldest houses in Brunswick and learn about Mos Teutonicus, a medieval burial method. Hear about other superstitious and dark beliefs, such as how drinking blood was considered a natural source of energy, before ending your tour in Kohlmarkt.

Braunschweig: Witches and Beguines Private Tour

6. Braunschweig: Witches and Beguines Private Tour

Begin at Altstadtmarkt and stroll along the picturesque Echternstraße with half-timbered houses. Next, walk along the medieval defensive city walls and learn about the history of witch trials. Along the way, you will discover the history of the city’s oldest red-light district where the hangman lived, who watched over the ladies of Echternstraße. Stop outside the beguine houses in the Magniviertel at the end of the tour and take some pictures.

Braunschweig: Historic Cemeteries Private Tour

7. Braunschweig: Historic Cemeteries Private Tour

An eventful section of our history is hidden under lawns and stones. The traces of those days are still visible today. The cathedral- and Magnicemetery stand out for their wonderful design and the multitude of personalities buried there. If the cathedral cemetery refers to life and death at the Braunschweig court, the Magnifriedhof is the resting place of the commoners who left their mark on history through their deeds. You will visit Lessing's grave, get to know the builder of the Brunswick Residence Palace and discover secrets of the ancient art of tombstones.

Brunswick: Virtual Reality Lounge Experience

8. Brunswick: Virtual Reality Lounge Experience

Visit this modern multimedia-supported attraction for some immersive virtual reality adventures, whether alone or with friends. Experience all kinds of alternate universes without physically going anywhere. Just put on your VR gear and travel to different worlds straight from Brunswick. Book your VR lounge and dive into the exciting virtual world. Forget about the stress of everyday life for a moment, with the newest virtual reality technology that'll allow you to become truly immersed. With over 60 VR experiences in the library, you can choose between various topics, such as bows and arrows, laser guns, diving, flying, and many more. Even if this is your first time playing, the staff will introduce you to the gear and teach you all the basics.

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4.7 / 5

based on 15 reviews

We loved our guide Andreas he was very friendly and we had a great time!