The Brunswick Cathedral was built by Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria (died 1195), to his Memoria. Since the death of his wife, the English princess Mathilde, he is also burial place of the Guelph house. With its Romanesque artworks, the basilica is one of Germany's outstanding cathedrals.
April 21, 2017
Henry the Lion had the castle built around 1175 on the model of the imperial palaces as a residence. It was, after many changes and a fire, 1887-1906 completely rebuilt in historicizing manner.
The castle today contains the medieval section of the Duke Anton Ulrich Museum. Parts of the Guelph treasure and valuable liturgical vestments are presented in the Knappenaal of the castle. Upstairs is the magnificent Knight's Hall.
December 12, 2017
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