Schloss Arkaden – sightseeing and shopping in historical ambience
The refurbished Residenzschloss in Braunschweig, which was built in 1841, has been home to Schloss Arkaden since 2007. Visitors access the shopping centre through the imposing main gate of the refurbished castle.
The castle and the 30,000-square-metre shopping centre have turned out to be an impressive success story for both the city and its CBD-based retailers. The centre was renovated in 2017 and 2018 to sustainably enhance its appeal by adding a new mix of stores and services that is tailored exactly to the needs of shoppers in the catchment area. Schloss Arkaden offers a wide range of shops, including Elbenwald, Adidas, Swarowski and Depot, as well as trendy new stores with brands like Thomas Sabo, CK underwear, Rituals, Nespresso and Superdry. The centre features a green roof that acts as a natural habitat in the middle of the city. The green roof provides insulation in winter and protection from heat in summer, helping reduce energy consumption by acting as a natural air conditioning system.
The building is also home to popular cultural amenities and public services, such as the local library, the town archives and the castle museum.