The Lessing town of Wolfenbüttel is located on the River Oker in Lower Saxony. The town was once a royal seat and around 1000 half-timbered houses, many of which have been beautifully restored, characterise the townscape today.
But it is not only half-timbered houses that make the town so attractive. A walk through the old town also reveals secular buildings in the Renaissance style, a castle and an impressive main church.
Fancy an herbal schnapps? Wolfenbüttel is the home of the Jägermeister and of course you can learn all about the schnapps on a guided tour of the factory.
Or would you prefer some culture? Some places in the city today commemorate the 11 years Lessing lived here. A visit to the Lessing city of Wolfenbüttel will tell you more about this time.
Places of interest in the Lessing city of Wolfenbüttel
As in many cities, the museums in Wolfenbüttel are closed on Monday. But that's no reason to bury your head in the sand and avoid the city on that day, because even on a Monday you can make some really great discoveries in Wolfenbüttel. I was out and about in the city on a Monday…
Friday afternoon – a little more than 40 travel bloggers meet at the city market square in Wolfenbüttel for a sightseeing tour. Quickly split into four groups and here we go. 4 stops in one hour, coordinated in such a way that there is only ever one group at each stop at a time. This…
Travel information for Wolfenbüttel
The nearest airport is Hannover International Airport.
Wolfenbüttel is easily reached by train. The line from Braunschweig to Bad Harzburg runs through the town. From Braunschweig, the train takes about 10 minutes.
The station is on the southern edge of the city centre.
Tip: The station is very small and has neither a luggage locker nor a toilet. The nearest public toilet is in the nearby shopping centre and is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 8pm.
The city’s long-distance bus stop is located at Halchtersche Strasse 33 in Wolfenbüttel.
In addition, it is also possible to travel to the city from Braunschweig main station by bus no. 420.
From the north, west and east you can reach Wolfenbüttel via the A 2 (Braunschweig-Nord junction) and then via the A 391, A 39 and A 36 to Wolfenbüttel-Nord.
From the south, take the A 7 to Salzgitter and from there the A 39.
The German Half-Timbered House Road runs through the town.
The Weser-Harz-Heide cycle path, the Berlin-Hameln long-distance cycle path and the R1 European cycle path lead into the city.
The European Long Distance Trail E6 runs through Wolfenbüttel.
On the way in …
By local public transport
Several city bus lines run through the city. In addition, regional buses offer connections to the region.
Almost all the tourist attractions in the Lessingstadt Wolfenbüttel are located in the old town. You can reach them very easily on foot.
Free parking spaces can be found on the outskirts of the old town, e.g. “Bahnhof 2” and “Alte Spinnerei”.