1 DAY | TRANSROMANICA Short Trip to Königslutter

Kaiserdom Königslutter
Königslutter Imperial Cathedral | Picture: Stiftung Braunschweigischer Kulturbesitz

MORNING: Before you commence your tour through Königslutter, you can get free-of-charge information material from the tourist information office on the market square (Rathaus, Am Markt 2). Here, you can also get details of the various city and cathedral guided tours.

Your first destination is the Romanesque-Gothic Stadtkirche (city church) with its striking tower dating back to the 12th century. Right next door, in the ‘Harz. Braunschweiger Land. Ostfalen’ UNESCO Global Geopark’s information centre, you can familiarise yourself with the geological and human history of the Braunschweiger Land.

Thereafter, the tour takes you towards the Kaiserdom (imperial cathedral). The route leads you through the small mediaeval town with its angled streets and alleys, as well as the beautiful old half-timbered houses, dating back to the time when the famous ‘Duckstein’ beer had brought prosperity to Königslutter.

LUNCH: In between, you could relax with a snack or with coffee/tea and a slice of cake in one of the many lovely cafés which are located in and near the city centre.

AFTERNOON: The Kaiserdom (imperial cathedral), the former abbey of St. Peter and Paul, is situated on an elevation on the southern outskirts of the city. Experience the imposing structure, the sumptuously-decorated interior and the unique cloister. Detailed information material, which you can use to discover the fascination of the Romanesque cathedral on your own, is available on the book/booklet table.

Königslutter Imperial Cathedral | Picture: Stiftung Braunschweigischer Kulturbesitz
Cloister at Königslutter Imperial Cathedral | Picture: Stiftung Braunschweigischer Kulturbesitz

The neighbouring cathedral and stone-masonry museum provides information on the construction history of the cathedral from a stonemason’s perspective. This museum is connected to the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments,which boasts an internationally-renown collection and is definitely worth a visit.

Back in the fresh air, past the Kaiser-Lothar-Linde (Emperor Lothar lime tree), one of the oldest trees in Germany, you can really relax in the idyllic ‘Berggarten’ by the rushing waterfall. If you want to enjoy nature a little longer, we recommend a walk on the ‘Abt-Fabricius-Weg’ (Abbot Fabricius path) to the ‘Quellhaus der Lutter’ (well house of the Lutter) and then continuing on to Elm.

Waterfall in Königslutter Berggarten | Picture: Stiftung Braunschweigischer Kulturbesitz

EVENING: You can finish the day with a cosy dinner. The choice is yours – international or German/regional. The ‘Cathedral City by the Elm’ is proud of its gastronomic offers.

OUR RECOMMENDATION:
If you wish to enjoy Königslutter during a particularly lovely time, visit us for the ‘Domkonzerte’ classical music festival, the traditional Ducksteinfest, the ‘Sommernacht am Kaiserdom’  (Summer Night at the Imperial Cathedral) or the atmospheric Advent/Christmas market. You can get more details about the latest events at our tourist information office.

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