After its founding by Henry the Lion, the city of Braunschweig was shaped throughout the centuries by the Guelphs and the Hanseatic League. Today, Braunschweig, with its population of around 250,000, is the largest city between Hanover and Berlin: it is an attractive city for shopping, has a lively cultural scene and is the centre of Europe’s most concentrated research region. The Middle Ages can be experienced here in the winding alleyways of the Magni quarter with its small timber -framed houses or in the Burgplatz square with its historic buildings , just as the modern urban lifestyle can be experienced in this pulsing shopping city. Everything is easy to get to, which is characteristic of a big city - just as the wonderful parks and nature which offer peac e, quiet and balance along the banks of the Oker river.
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