I was in Braunschweig last weekend with Todd and Mike. Here's a link to Mike's blog, in case you're interested... you can see German's Eurovision winner there! Eurovision is a similar concept to American Idol- okay, it's not really, but I don't want to get into specifics here.
In any case, Braunschweig is great. It may be my favorite German city. What's more is that I got to play Ultimate with some of Mike's friends. We played Americans vs. Germans, and even gave the Jerrys an extra player... we still crushed them 9-2. I guess they just couldn't keep up with our chicanery.
That being said, German's aren't very good frisbee players. It's not exactly a mainstream sport here- this weekend was the first time I've touched a frisbee in ten months.
A few fun facts:
Braunschweig is in Niedersachsen and has about 250k inhabitants. The city itself is much bigger than Luebeck, though. Luebeck has about 240k inhabitants.
My host-grandmother hails from Braunschweig.
Braunschweig has three breweries- 5.0, Wolters, and a third which probably isn't worth mentioning.
Braunschweig is a the biggest rival of Hanover, but Todd, Mike, and Isurmise that a secret rivalry between Braunschweig and Berlin exists for various reasons.
Braunschweig is "the Lion city"! There's only one lion, though.