IntroductionBraunschweig lies approximately 200km south of Hamburg, in the heart of both the country and the German motorway network. It is connected directly to the A2, A39 and A395 motorways which provide easy access to the rest of the country's road infrastructure.
The city is also well connected by rail, with ICE trains on the east-west Berlin (1hr 30mins) - Hannover (45mins) and Frankfurt (under 3hrs) stopping in Braunschweig several times a day. Because of the importance of the automotive industry in the area, local services for plant workers are also good, providing great commuter links.
The importance of the automotive industry is also apparent when looking at the workings of the local airport (Braunschweig Wolfsburg Airport) just to the north of the city; VW is a major shareholder and although it doesn't serve any regular passenger routes, the airport is used to take business flights between the various VW plants and subsidiary locations.