Wolfsburg / Braunschweig

City Guide


A combination of long-standing tradition in art and young institutions

Although the two cities are only 30 kilometers apart, they are completely different. Braunschweig, once the seat of the ducal palace, has a long tradition of collecting art, and is today home to the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum and the Kunstverein. Wolfsburg was founded in 1938 and seeks to create a new identity for itself through art. It promotes popular contemporary art, in the Schloss and in the glass Modernist building that houses the new Kunstmuseum.

Braunschweig classics - Herzog-Anton-Ulrich-Museum

An varied collection: European painting from 1400 to 1800, a wide-ranging section on East Asia and Germany’s largest collection of Italian majolica porcelain in the museum < more >

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Braunschweig classics - Museum für Photographie

From documentary to architectural photography: About ten exhibitions a year, highly varied, and supplemented by a collection of images by Branschweig-based photographers < more >

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Wolfsburg classics - Kunstmuseum

An international program: On show are contemporary and modern art, fashion and design classics. The solo shows, such as the Neo Rauch and James Turrell retrospectives, were blockbusters < more >

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Wolfsburg classics - Städtische Galerie

New art in a Renaissance palace: The gallery has a collection of German art and hosts changing exhibitions mainly of younger art and lesser-known artists < more >

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Inside tip Braunschweig - Kunstverein Braunschweig  Haus Salve Hospes

A much-noted exhibition program: Four solo shows a year present the works of internationally acclaimed artists, and at the same time young positions in art are displayed < more >

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Inside tip Wolfsburg - Kunstverein

A much-praised concept: The Kunstverein’s four art exhibitions are year all have a common theme, such as "Beyond Generations" in 2009 or "familiar and uncanny" in 2008 < more >

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Inside tip Wolfsburg - Junge Kunst

Positions waiting to be discovered: The premises of the association, established in 1998, are used to present artists who have just graduated < more >

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Herzog-Anton-Ulrich-Museum (1), Museum für Photographie (2), Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (3), Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg (4), Kunstverein Braunschweig Haus Salve Hospes (5), Kunstverein Wolfsburg (6), Junge Kunst (7)