The Braunschweiger Nußberg is a wooded ridge of 93 metres in the north-south direction, which is located just outside the eastern ring area. It covers an area of about 900 meters in length and about 200 meters in width. Its west side falls towards the city into the grounds of the Prince – Albrecht – Park and the Franzschen Feld.
The Nußberg probably got its name in the 13th century from the first owner of the quarry farm on the Nußberg, a patrician named “Nottberg”. This area once consisted of the so-called Rogenstein, which was well suited for construction in the Middle Ages. This stone was used for several buildings in the city, including the St. James Church and the monastery in Riddagshausen.
The Rogenstein in Braunschweig am Nußberg would normally have to lie at a depth of several hundred metres, but it was transported upwards for long periods of time by an underlying salt cane and came to the earth’s surface at Braunschweig’s Nußberg. There it was mined until the 18th century to a depth that was possible with the help of technical aids of those times. The former quarry was uncovered by a so-called in December 2007 up to a height of 1.5 meters. On the basis of this information, one can see that the rock layers of this Rogenstein are steeply situated and one can partially look at the rock sequence of the Brunswick Rogenstein.