Access the palace via Krambuden, a narrow arcade-lined street. Originally a fortress conquered by Henry the Lion, it underwent some major transformations to become the second largest palace in Lower Saxony. It boasts a fine Renaissance tower and magnificent Baroque façade. In the 16C and 17C, the influence of various ducal patrons made it into the state's cultural hub. Its furniture, tapestries and paintings give a good idea of home design at the time of High and Late Baroque.