Braunschweig, or "Brunswick" by its English name, was first mentioned in 1031 and is the Hometown of Heinrich der Löwe (engl.: Henry the Lion), a powerful duke from the Guelf family. Today, this region with its universities, research institutions and wide industrial base is one of the most research-intensives in Europe!
In case you need a hotel room, you can take advantage of a special room rate. You can book your room at the following internet adress:
For more information about Braunschweig please visit the official Website.
The Location for the Ceremonial Event of the PTB jubilee is the "Stadthalle" (Civic Centre). It is within walking distance of the city centre and the main train station.
If you request further information about the Stadthalle, please visit the corresponding website.
From the main train station to the Stadthalle:
You can easily walk to the event location since the Stadthalle is only 750m (2500ft) away from the train station.
For those, who need to be taken there by bus:
From the central station "Hauptbahnhof", take one of the busses M19 and M11 or the tram M5 to the station "Leonhardplatz". When you get off you will see the Stadthalle as you just passed it.
Braunschweig is served by a number of high-speed trains, being conveniently located at the Frankfurt-Berlin and Hannover-Berlin ICE high-speed train route. From Hanover, it is also possible to take the local train which is cheaper and takes only 5 minutes longer than the ICE. Click here to find German train schedules.
The closest international airport is Hannover International Airport (HAJ). Other international airports nearby are in Frankfurt (FRA), in Berlin-Tegel (TXL), and in Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF). These cities are connected by high-speed trains to Braunschweig and Hannover additionally by local trains (compare "By Rail"). Click here to find German train schedules.
Please refer to the map on the right for where to get off the Autobahn A2 coming from Hannover or Berlin, or Autobahn 39 coming from Kassel, Frankfurt or München.