Ca. 240.000 inhabitans are pleased about the rich offer of culture events. The theatre of Braunschweig, a lot of other different theatres and cabarets, the Volkswagen-Hall, many museums and events at regular intervals offer a wide culture spectrum.
Companies like Siemens, Volkswagen , Bosch, Heimbs-Caffee, Intel, Bühler, BMA, numerous banks and assurances and many small and medium-sized enterprises show the power of business in Braunschweig.
Plenty of institutions like Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- & Raumfahrt (DLR), Luftfahrtbundesamt (LBA), Biologische Bundesanstalt (BBA), Forschungsanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Forsten (FAL) and Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) are a demonstration of the powerfull centre of science and technology.
The heart of research is the oldest technical university of Germany - Carolo Wilhelmina - founded in the year 1745.
Other institutions of education are the Fachhochschule Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, the Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HBK) and schools for EDV, physics, medicine, chemistry und pharmacy.
The City of Braunschweig provides a lot of shoping centres, making shopping eventfully.
The serounding area of Braunschweig gives a lot of possibilities of discoveries and for spare time.
The most northest highlands of Germany – National Park Harz – is placed in the south of Braunschweig and offers a lot of freetime-events, museums und historic places e.g. in Kaiserstadt Goslar or in Wernigerode.
20 km north of Braunschweig you can visit Gifhorner Mill-Museum and the landscape of Lüneburger Heide.
The town Wolfsburg – northeast of Braunschweig – is apart from Volkswagen-factory (54.000 employeers), an attractive target for interested people in automobiles and technologies. The landscape of experimentations „phaeno“, the Car-Museum Wolfsburg and the Autostadt are magnets for vistors of the hole world. Further attractions of the town are among others the Planetarium, the Museum of Arts and the theater.