Helmstedt is a town on the eastern edge of the German state of Lower Saxony. This hitoric city, first mentioned in the year 952, joined the hanseatic league in 1426. For over 400 years, the Hanseatic League played a major role in shaping economies, trade and politics in the North Sea and Baltic Sea.
The University of Helmstedt was a university in Helmstedt that existed from 1576 until 1810. The university was built in the Weser Renaissance style (just like the town hall of Paderborn in the previous post).