The Brunswick Lion (German: Braunschweiger Löwe) at night. In the background on the left the Viewegsches publishing house (today the Braunschweiger Landesmuseum) and on the the right side Veltheimsche house and Huneborstelsche house.
The Brunswick Lion is a monument and probably the best-known landmark in the city of Brunswick (German: Braunschweig). Within Brunswick it is thus commonly known as the “castle lion” (Burglöwe).
The Brunswick Lion is the oldest, preserved large sculpture from the Middle Ages north of the Alps and the first large hollow casting of a figure since antiquity. The bronze casting by an unknown artist, probably from Brunswick, weighs 880 kilogrammes, has a height of 1.78 metres, a length of 2.79 metres and a maximum thickness of 12 millimetres.