Brunswick

The German railway net is probably the densiest in the world and the Deutsche Bahn one of the largest and most modern transport companies worldwide. Nontheless, delays of trains are not precluded, even at weekends, on holidays or in winter time.

The Deutsche Bahn http://www.bahn.de/i/view/overseas/en/index.shtml
offers various services to get the travelers informed as soon as possible (including via cellphone ) about delays or possible problems due to construction sites at the rail net.

information here:
http://www.bahn.com/hilfe/view/pk/en/ticketbuchung/zugpuenktlich.shtml

Special offers of Deutsche Bahn for travels through Europe:
http://www.bahn.de/i/view/overseas/en/prices/europe/europaspezial.shtml
?dbkanal_007=L17_S02_D002_KIN0001_IS-europaspezial_LZ001

recommendation: If possible, use the evenings or nights for traveling, even for long-distance travels (e.g. to Vienna). You will spare some costs for hotels and you will be able to be at the musems when they get open. This will enable you to have some quiet time with the paintings.

information about overnight travel offered by Deutsche Bahn:
http://www.bahn.de/i/view/USA/en/prices/europe/overnight-travel.shtml

Information compiled by Adelheid Rech

The Girl with a Wineglass, Johannes Vermeer The Girl with a Wine Glass
Johannes Vermeer
c. 1659–1662
Oil on canvas, 78 x 67 cm.
Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Brunswick
travel / public transport / special offers
(city cards)
accommodations City Trip Hotels in Brunswick via booking.com: or search here (Brunswick tourist service): http://www.braunschweig.de/english/touristservice/hotels/index.html
museum info
Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum: (website German only)
http://www.haum.niedersachsen.de/live/live.php?navigation_id=246
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  • address:
    Museumstr. 1
    38100 Brunswick
    Tel. (0531) 1225 0
    Fax. (0531) 1225 2408
    info@museum-braunschweig.de
  • direction to the museum:
    from the train station with tram 5 until stop "Museumsstraße." direction from the train station to Castle Dankwarderode: trams 1 and 2 or buses 20 and 20CE until stop "Rathaus" (town hall).
  • maps (museum and Burg Dankwarderode) click here:
    Anfahrtskizze Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum
    Anfahrtskizze Burg Dankwarderode
  • The museum is currently closed due to extensive restoration since April 2009 until 2012. A permanent exhibition with masterpieces from the antiquity to the present time from the museum's collections, among them Vermeer's Girl with a Wine Glass, is on show in Castle Dankwarderode, Burgplatz 4, 38100 Brunswick.
  • opening hours of Burg Dankwarderode:
    Mondays: closed
    Wednesday 1-8 p.m.
    Tuesday, Thursday. Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
  • From December 11, 2009 to mid 2012 in the Knights Hall in Burg Dankwarderode:
    Exhibition "Epochal. Meisterwerke des Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museums von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart"
    http://www.haum.niedersachsen.de/live/live.php?navigation_id=2
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misc.
  • Brunswick is a prominent city with a long history (since ninth century) and fortunately with a well-preserved medieval character.
  • A portrait of the city and further useful unformation for city tours, accomodation etc. is to be found here (English):
    http://www.braunschweig.de/english/city/index.html
  • As Castle Dankwarderode is situated near the Cathedral (Dom) Saint Blasii,
    at least a visit to this impressive Romanesque monument (founded 1173 by
    Henry the Lion) should be put on the schedule.