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    Walking time 

    Braunschweig has 3,296 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 103 days. And, when you need to get home there are 1,005 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Braunschweig.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Braunschweig has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Braunschweig has more than 108,771 street lamps, which use 5.4 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 7.1 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 3.7% of Braunschweig’s total area, 193 square kilometers. That means each of Braunschweig’s 247,227 residents has an average of 28.7 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Braunschweig want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 563 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 3 km long.


    More than 193 sights and monuments, and far more than 1,108 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Braunschweig. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Braunschweig offers more than 54 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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