Germany: Wolfenbuttel

Wolfenbuttel is a small historic German town lying in the trade route from Hamburg to Leipzig, most likely over a 1000 years old. The most spectacular attraction here is the beautiful baroque Schloss Wolfenbuttel, a massive complex that grew out of the medieval fortress that stood here. For over 300 years in the 15-18th centuries, this was the residence of the rulers of the powerful Principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. Inside the Schloss, there is a spectacular museum with a lot of exhibits. Outside the Schloss, there is the ornate Lessinghouse and next to it the Herzog-August Library, one of the largest library of ancient manuscripts in the world, holding over 10,000 books from the Reformation period. Wolfenbuttel is also where Jaggermeister is made